July 21, 2018

US ambassador to Estonia resigns ‘over Trump comments’ (BBC)

US ambassador to Estonia resigns ‘over Trump comments’ (BBC)

The US ambassador to Estonia is resigning, reportedly in frustration at remarks made by President Donald Trump about America’s European allies.

James D Melville said Mr Trump’s comments on Nato and the EU had brought forward his decision to retire, Foreign Policy magazine reports.

The magazine was quoting from a private Facebook post by the envoy.

Mr Trump accuses Europeans of unfairly expecting America to shoulder the costs of the Nato alliance.

He has also imposed trade tariffs on some EU industries. Other US diplomats left their posts early in recent months: Read more

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