Trump too militarist even for Macron

Macron and Trump, AFP photo

This July 2018 AFP photo shows Macron and Trump behaving like buddies at the NATO conference in Brussels.

However, now it seems that Trump with his nuclear escalation has gone too far even for fellow militarists like Macron.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Macron: security of Europe is at issue as Trump tears up treaty

French President Macron has expressed concern about his American colleague Trump’s plan to withdraw from the INF nuclear missile treaty. …

Macron pointed out to Trump the importance of the treaty, which bans nuclear missiles for the medium distance. Especially for European security and “our strategic stability”, the treaty concluded after the Cold War by the US and Russia is important, said the French president.

Trump announced Saturday that the United States will produce nuclear missiles again. According to him, Russia is violating the treaty. He did not adstruct that statement …

Germany also responded to Trump’s speech. The government regrets the American decision, says a spokesperson. “NATO partners must consult on this.”

The threat of an arms race comes after the White House announced that the U.S. would withdraw from the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia because Moscow had violated the Cold War-era agreement. Former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev slammed the U.S. decision as “not the work of a great mind.” [HuffPost]

Trump’s threat to tear up nuclear pact with Russia met with alarm in Europe, silence from Democrats: here.

France to send aircraft carrier to South China Sea to threaten China: here.

As he prepares to host US President Donald Trump on Saturday in Paris for the centenary of the armistice that ended World War I, French President Emmanuel Macron gave a long interview last week to Ouest France: here.

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  1. Pingback: Trump, Macron agree on more European taxpayers’ money for NATO | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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