Montenegro Says it Embraces Peace and Stability

Montenegro a small NATO member on the Adriatic Sea

Montenegro a small NATO member on the Adriatic Sea

"I've asked the same question", Trump said. "I've asked the same question", Trump answered.

Little-known Montenegro - which Donald Trump attacked as "aggressive" enough to lead the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance into war - is one of Europe's smallest countries with an army of under 2,000. If critics of expansion point out that these new members add very little and may even end up costing the alliance down the road, proponents just shrug because they see no problem with taking on more dependents. And congratulations, you're in World War III. Montenegro joined NATO in June 2017 amid opposition by various countries of the organisation. Its military only numbers about 2,000 personnel.

Asked if her confidence in the United States alliance had been shaken by Mr Trump's visits to NATO, Helsinki and in the washup, Ms Payne pointed out that she and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop would be on the USA west coast next week to meet their U.S. counterparts.

US Prez made the comments in interview responding to question about NATO's Article 5 which states attack on 1 member is attack on all.

Montenegro reportedly pledged more troops to help fight the US's longest war in Afghanistan. "How will we know what happened in those one-on-one discussions?"

As it happens, the governor of the US state of Maine, Paul LePage, was visiting Montenegro in hopes of strengthening ties with business and political leaders when the president's interview aired.

"The Senate voted 97-2 supporting its accession to #NATO".

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But State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Trump has been unequivocal in his support of Nato's collective defence. The organization calls for member nations to come to the aid of any ally that is attacked. The relation between Russian Federation and the Balkan nation soured in the recent times.

Montenegro has recently come under political pressure from Vladimir Putin's Russian Federation, and its prosecutors have alleged Moscow was behind an apparent coup attempt in 2016.

Carlson questioned why the U.S. should have to defend Montenegro, as required by Article 5 of the NATO treaty.

"Montenegrins are not aggressive ... but the nation of fearless warriors", he said.

The Pentagon did not immediately comment.

Nothing, however, had quite prepared the world for Trump's comments in Helsinki after hours of meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose government, US intelligence officials have concluded, meddled in the 2016 election, hacked Democratic Party emails and disseminated them in an effort to help Trump win. He made the untenable assertion Monday that "I have confidence in both parties" - his intelligence officials, who say Moscow interfered, and Putin, who says it didn't.

"In today's world, it does not matter how big or small you are, but to what extent you cherish the values of freedom, solidarity and democracy", the statement said. Some within the Montenegro government at the time accused Russian Federation of trying to subvert its membership by backing an internal coup. The total defense spending in those countries was up 4.8% to 300 billion United States dollars in 2017, and it is 14 billion USD more than past year.

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