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USA: Trump claims NATO is 'no longer obsolete'01:38

USA: Trump claims NATO is 'no longer obsolete'

United States, Washington D.C
April 12, 2017 at 23:31 GMT +00:00 · Published

US President Donald Trump reversed his campaign rhetoric on NATO, claiming "it's no longer obsolete", following a joint press conference with the alliance's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the White House, Washington D.C on Wednesday.

"I complained about that a long time ago and they made a change, and now they do fight terrorism. I said it was obsolete. It's no longer obsolete", Trump said.

During the conference, Trump said he was "grateful for the support of NATO members and partners in their condemnation of Assad's murderous attack using the most horrible weapons," referring to the alleged chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria.

The president said he was "grateful for the support of NATO members and partners in their condemnation of Assad's murderous attack using the most horrible weapons," adding: "It is time to end this brutal civil war, defeat terrorists, and allow refugees to return home."

Stoltenberg also condemned the use of chemical weapons, calling it "unacceptable" and said that any use of them "cannot go unanswered, and those responsible must be held accountable."

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US President Donald Trump reversed his campaign rhetoric on NATO, claiming "it's no longer obsolete", following a joint press conference with the alliance's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the White House, Washington D.C on Wednesday.

"I complained about that a long time ago and they made a change, and now they do fight terrorism. I said it was obsolete. It's no longer obsolete", Trump said.

During the conference, Trump said he was "grateful for the support of NATO members and partners in their condemnation of Assad's murderous attack using the most horrible weapons," referring to the alleged chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria.

The president said he was "grateful for the support of NATO members and partners in their condemnation of Assad's murderous attack using the most horrible weapons," adding: "It is time to end this brutal civil war, defeat terrorists, and allow refugees to return home."

Stoltenberg also condemned the use of chemical weapons, calling it "unacceptable" and said that any use of them "cannot go unanswered, and those responsible must be held accountable."

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