• Former U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to withdraw support to NATO citing the failure of European NATO allies to step up their defence expenditure.
  • NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg countered saying: “Any suggestion that allies will not defend each other undermines all of our security, including that of the U.S.”
  • Mr. Trump’s statement comes amid challenges that President Biden is facing to get the U.S. Congress to pass the Ukraine aid bill.