French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday that Europe can “no longer rely” upon the US for its security.


French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday that Europe can “no longer rely” upon the US for its security.
Macron expressed the statements to France’s overseas ambassadors gathered in Paris.
“It is up to us today to take our responsibilities and guarantee our own security, and thus have European sovereignty,” Macron said.

Macron said he wanted to see a complete rethink of how Europe defends itself in the future.
“I want us to launch an exhaustive review of our security with all Europe’s partners, which includes Russia,” he added.

This comes as German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas also expressed the same view.
Writing in the Handelsblatt newspaper, Maas called last week for Europe to “take an equal share of the responsibility” and “form a counterweight” to Washington as Europe-US relations cool, AFP reported.


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