Alleged US Plan To Charge Allies For Hosting US Troops Not Discussed At NATO - Stoltenberg

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Alleged US Plan to Charge Allies for Hosting US Troops Not Discussed at NATO - Stoltenberg

Alleged Washington's idea to charge NATO allies for hosting US troops full cost plus 50 percent has not been discussed at the alliance, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 14th March, 2019) Alleged Washington's idea to charge NATO allies for hosting US troops full cost plus 50 percent has not been discussed at the alliance, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday.

Last week, Bloomberg reported that the US administration was considering asking Germany, Japan and, in the future, all other countries hosting US troops to pay the full cost of their deployment plus 50 percent.

"There has been no such proposal discussed in NATO, and, therefore, it is very hard to start to comment on something, which has not been an issue," Stoltenberg told a press conference, when asked about the reports on such a plan.

US President Donald Trump has repeatedly stressed that the United States is shouldering too many of the NATO expenses and criticized allies for not paying enough.

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