Turkey Dismisses US Warning Against Buying Russian Missile System

Turkey Dismisses US Warning Against Buying Russian Missile System

Although NATO members may agree on the threat presented by Russian Federation they don't necessarily agree on spending.

US?Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed Russian Federation and defence spending with other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation foreign ministers on Friday, less than a day after being confirmed as Donald Trump's new top diplomat. And for me, that's a great expression of the importance of the alliance and the importance you attach to that - to the alliance.

On NATO expansion, Stoltenberg said the ministers will discuss the wishes of Macedonia and Georgia, noting that Macedonia could be given an invitation to join at the July summit if a dispute with Greece over the tiny former Yugoslav republic's name is resolved. Stating that he discussed the issue with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during his official visit to Turkey earlier this month, Stoltenberg called on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies to keep communication channels open to overcome disagreements.

"No", Mr Pompeo replied bluntly when asked if Germany's efforts to increase defence spending have been satisfactory.

But, as he arrived, Germany s new Foreign Minister Heiko Maas stressed the contribution Berlin was making to humanitarian work in Syria and to Iraq. "People saying we want peace, we now are beginning to see that there can be something different in Afghanistan", U.S. NATO Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison told The Associated Press.




Before the talks began, U.S. diplomats had singled out Germany - which spends only 1.24 percent of its large GDP on defence - for criticism.

"Mike Pompeo of course insisted on the need for burden-sharing, but he did it without aggression", Asselborn told AFP.

"On the contrary he was attentive, he listened and took part in all the discussions".

Because of Nato's central role in pushing back against Russia, Mr Pompeo said it was even more important that the allies, particularly Germany, the largest and wealthiest European member, meet their commitments to spend 2% of their gross domestic product on defence by 2024.

"It was clearly stated during my visit in Ankara that there is now close contact between the United States and Turkey on how to move forward in a way which is as coordinated as possible to avoid any unnecessary problems in northern Syria", Stoltenberg said referring to his visit to the capital on April 16. The mission will have "several hundred personnel", Stoltenberg noted. A spokeswoman from State Department said that Pompeo will then go to Saudi Arabia, Israel and Jordan.

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