US top diplomat demands NATO allies pay up

US top diplomat demands NATO allies pay upUS Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pressed NATO allies Friday to ramp up military spending and denounced Russia’s “ongoing hostility and occupation” of Ukraine as the Trump administration toughened its tone toward Moscow. Tillerson delivered the message as he met fellow NATO foreign ministers for the first time ahead of a May 25 summit to be attended by leaders of the 28-nation alliance, including President Donald Trump. “As President Trump has made clear, it is no longer sustainable for the US to maintain a disproportionate share of NATO’s defence expenditures,” Tillerson said in Brussels.

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