EU's Borrell: NATO cannot be an 'a la carte' military alliance

eu's borrell: nato cannot be an 'a la carte' military alliance

European Union Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell speaks to the media on the street, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine February 6, 2024. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko/File Photo

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO cannot be an ‘a la carte’ military alliance dependent on the whims of the U.S. president, the European Union’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Monday, as he responded to comments made by Donald Trump regarding NATO over the weekend.

Former U.S president Trump had suggested the United States might not protect NATO allies which don’t spend enough on their own defence from a potential Russian invasion.

Asked to respond to Trump’s comments, Borrell said: “NATO cannot be an ‘a la carte’ military alliance… depending on the humour of the president of the U.S.”

(Reporting by Andrew Gray and Bart Meijer; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta and Gareth Jones)

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