U.S. President Joe Biden told fellow NATO leaders on Monday the defense of Europe, Turkey and Canada was a “sacred obligation” for the United States, a marked shift from his predecessor Donald Trump’s threats to withdraw from the military alliance.
Arriving in Brussels from the weekend’s G7 summit in England, Biden again sought to rally Western allies to support a U.S. strategy to contain China’s military rise as well as showing unity in the face of Russian aggression.
“Article Five is a sacred obligation,” Biden said, referring to the transatlantic alliance’s collective defense pledge. “I want all Europe to know that the United States is there,” he said after arriving in his black presidential limousine.
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#UPDATE US President Joe Biden has warned that NATO must adapt to new challenges posed by China and Russia as he met fellow leaders to renew Washington’s “sacred” bond with its allieshttps://t.co/lmb1RGgOWd
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) June 14, 2021
Pres. Biden in Brussels to NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg:
“Article 5, we take as a sacred obligation … I just want all of Europe to know that the United States is there. The United States is there.”pic.twitter.com/oOQAAdoUBt
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) June 14, 2021