President-elect Donald Trump warned previously about his plans on NATO membership. However, despite the close ties of the official to Russia, a NATO officer warned about leaving the alliance. Could Trump’s decision spark a new world war?
Trump made no secret about his close ties with the Russians. In fact, Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed the idea of Trump becoming the president. However, this close relations also puts US and NATO at odds. European leaders expressed concerns over Trump’s plans that could be in more favor of Russia than the allies.
NATO officer warns Trump about leaving alliance.
Former Nato General Secretary Lord George Robertson also warned the president-elect about writing off the alliance. According to the official, this could be a dangerous move. Trump warned before that the alliance is obsolete. He also praised Putin who has been in a tensed relationship with the organization.
“There is a selfish reason why the United States should be absolutely supportive of Nato.” Robert said via Daily Record.
“NATO membership is about US defense and security as well as that of the other members of the Alliance.
“That’s why America became part of Nato. On September 12, 2001, the self-defence clause of the Alliance was invoked in order to support America when the US was attacked on 9/11.”
He also said that NATO’s statement saying that an attack on US was an attack on NATO was not an empty rhetoric. According to the official, Allies have devoted considerable money, effort and even blood.
“More than 1000 European troops died and many thousands served in the conflict that followed 9/11.”
Baltics tensions could lead to conflict.
Tory MP Daniel Kawczynski, on the other hand, called out to NATO saying that it should fix the tensions in the Baltics. The alliance should serve as a bridge to allies and Russia to diffuse the tension. Some analysts believe that if the tensions would not ease up then an all out conflict could ensue.
“It suits neither us, nor the Russians to have this level of tension,” Kawczynski told RT.
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