NATO members promised to achieve targets for defense spending

NATO leaders at the summit in Brussels announced the “unwavering commitment” to achieving targets for defense spending, and stressed the concern about threats from Russia, Iran and North Korea.

In the joint statement obviously responding to criticism from U.S. President Donald trump, said: “We are firmly committed to improve the balance of cost sharing and responsibility among the members of the Alliance.”

Meanwhile, trump, according to the White house, told the allies that target to defense spending should be increased from 2 to 4 percent of GDP.

NATO members also expressed concern about the recent actions of Russia, saying that they undermine stability and security, expressing “solidarity” with the UK about the fact that Moscow is behind the use of nerve agents in Salisbury. The Alliance members also agreed to offer Macedonia to start accession negotiations with NATO.