Le Drian: Trump must not be allowed to destabilize Europe

Politics 7/13/2018, 9:44 AM
Le Drian: Trump must not be allowed to destabilize Europe

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (pictured) said on Friday that Europe will not allow United States President Donald Trump to destabilize its unity. The US introduced tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union, Canada, and Mexico on May 31. Europe responded with retaliatory measures, criticizing the US for their "illegal" trade practices.

"He [Trump] jeopardized the climate agreement, he jeopardized the agreement on Iran, jeopardized the UN operating model. And he does not tolerate the fact that there is a unity called the European Union... He is taking initiatives with respect to Europe, in particular in the field of trade, which are aimed at destabilization. But Europe will allow itself to be destabilized," Le Drian told French BFMTV.

Trump is currently in the United Kingdom meeting with the UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

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