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NATO chiefs asked to look for Mideast partners to counter terrorist threats

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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May, US President Donald Trump and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrive for a working dinner at The Parc du Cinquantenaire — Jubelpark Park in Brussels on July 11, 2018, during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit. (AFP / POOL / BENOIT DOPPAGNE)
  • The Syrian-American analyst and fellow at the New America Foundation’s International Security Program, Oubai Shahbandar, says “Aggregate European barrier requires reestablished push to viably battle hybrid asymmetric threats, to incorporate terrorism.”
  • Donald Trump has requested that NATO members double their spending on defense and protection.

JEDDAH: On Wednesday, NATO chiefs were urged to seek allies in the Middle East to counter terrorist threats before they emerged in Europe. The Syrian-American analyst and fellow at the New America Foundation’s International Security Program, Oubai Shahbandar, says “Aggregate European barrier requires reestablished push to viably battle hybrid asymmetric threats, to incorporate terrorism,” who is going to the NATO summit in Brussels.

“The as of late revealed terror plots in Paris and Belgium, which have every one of the signs of state sponsorship, and the mass dread assaults in Europe in 2016, should feature the requirement for NATO part states to counter such dangers with creative techniques.”

“This implies not just contingent upon the US as a key accomplice, yet in addition more noteworthy interest in their own particular resistance and working with accomplices from the Middle East to South Asia to counter and prevent awry dangers previously they hit European shores.”

Donald Trump stunned partners as the summit started by all of a sudden requesting that they twofold their spending on defense. “He proposed that nations not just meet their responsibility of 2 percent of their GDP on barrier spending, however that they increment it to 4 percent,” White House representative Sarah Sanders said.

Trump’s unexpected request came after he conflicted with Chancellor Angela Merkel, called Germany a “hostage” of Russia in light of its gas connects and singled out Berlin for neglecting to pay its way.

Later every one of the 29 NATO pioneers, including Trump, upheld a joint proclamation conferring themselves to more noteworthy “burden sharing” and to the collusion’s establishing responsibility that an assault on one part is an assault on them all — with no mention of the 4 percent.