Montenegro defends itself after Trump calls tiny nation 'aggressive'

Montenegro defends itself after Trump calls tiny nation 'aggressive'

Montenegro defends itself after Trump calls tiny nation 'aggressive'

"Montenegro is a tiny country with very strong people". Why should anyone fight and die for aggressive people like the Montenegrins? The Post recently reported that US military commanders are anxious that if they had to quickly move USA troops east to head off a military conflict with Moscow, "the most powerful military in the world could get stuck in a traffic jam" as "Humvees. snarl behind plodding semis on narrow roads" and "U.S. tanks. crush rusting bridges too weak to hold their weight". "Montenegro is a tiny country with very strong people".

Other observers were quick to recall the incident at the tour of Nato's new headquarters in May 2017, when video footage showed Trump shoving Prime Minister Dusko Markovic aside in order to stand close to the alliance's head Jens Stoltenberg.

Montenegro may fan concerns in the White House about starting World War III but the Balkan nation has a recent history of the opposite - well-versed and successful in dealing with tensions between US and Russian Federation.

Earlier, sources had sought to play down the comments citing the possible impact on the 629,000-strong country in a post-Trumpian world of shifting susceptibilities and global insecurity.

He noted in a parliamentary debate Wednesday that Trump spoke within the context of questioning North Atlantic Treaty Organisation financing and was not trying to put down a particular ally.

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Even before joining NATO, Montenegro sent police forces to Afghanistan.

Mr Hunt said: "Nato has been the foundation of peace in Europe since 1945, but any alliance needs to be based on fairness in terms of the contributions of the members of that alliance". Tiny states like Montenegro have little relevance to basic US national security.

The move also infuriated Russian Federation, with whom relations have soured in recent years as the Balkan nation forges closer ties with the West and eyes entry into the European Union. Fox host Tucker Carlson asked. "Such comments only bolster the opposition Democratic Front, who have been alleged to have links with the Russian government", Morrison insisted.

John McCain called the summit a "disgraceful performance" by Trump, adding that "No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant".

A former president of Montenegro's parliament, Ranko Krivokapic, told the BBC "I hope Montenegro was not on the table in Helsinki", referring to Mr Trump's private meeting with Mr Putin on Monday.

Following World War II Montenegro, which was briefly independent until 1918, became one of the six republics that merged into communist Yugoslavia.

The Polish government recently presented Trump with a formal proposal to move USA troops from Stuttgart, Germany, to a new permanent US military base in Poland.

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