Trump says NATO members agreed to spending increases
US President Donald Trump says he is "very, very happy" because NATO members have pledged to increase defence spending to levels "never seen before", despite denials from allies such as France that additional pledges were made beyond previous targets, Al Jazeera reported.
In a news conference after a NATO summit in Brussels on Thursday, Trump said NATO members would increase their contribution at a "much faster clip" than scheduled.
"We made a tremendous amount of progress today," Trump said. "The United States' commitment to NATO remains very strong," he said, adding that it was "much more powerful than two days ago".