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Merkel, NATO chief reject Macron's view NATO is dying

Merkel, NATO chief reject Macron's view NATO is dying
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron arrive for a family photo at the Park of the Cinquantenaire during the NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque   -   Copyright  KEVIN LAMARQUE(Reuters)
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BERLIN (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron used “drastic words” when he described NATO as experiencing a “brain death”, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday, saying that was not her view.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg also rejected the characterisation during a joint news conference in Berlin.

NATO remains a cornerstone of our security,” Merkel told reporters.

(Reporting by Robin Emmott; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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