“Eencourage the Kremlin to attack any North Atlantic Treaty Organization country [NATO] or Alliance territory puts our soldiers – those of the United States and those of our allies – in danger. Doing so, through these types of statements, is dangerous and frankly irresponsible”, said Julianne Smith, during a ‘briefing’ with journalists, via videoconference, to anticipate a ministerial meeting on Thursday.

On Saturday, Republican Donald Trump said, just a few days before the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, that, if re-elected President of the United States, he would encourage Moscow to do whatever it wanted with countries with smaller contributions to NATO.

The 45th President of the United States of America (USA) made the statements during a rally in South Carolina, intensifying attacks against foreign aid and long-standing international alliances, for example, NATO.

Donald Trump said he was confronted by the President of a NATO country about the threat of letting one of the member states be attacked if they failed to meet the objectives of financial contributions to the Atlantic Alliance.

“One of the presidents of one of the great countries stood up and said, ‘Well, sir. [Trump]if we don’t pay and we are attacked by Russia, will you defend us?'”, Trump told supporters.

And he replied: “No, I’m not going to protect you anymore. In fact, I’m going to encourage them to do whatever they want with you. You have to pay the debts you owe.”

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Source: https://www.noticiasaominuto.com/mundo/2501139/declaracoes-de-trump-sao-perigosas-e-francamente-irresponsaveis

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