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Does Germany owe 'vast sums' to US for NATO defense? Germany says no.

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Germany has flatly rejected a claim President Trump tweeted on Saturday morning, when he wrote that Germany owes “vast sums” of money to NATO and the United States for underspending. “There is no debt account at NATO,” German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said in a statement on Sunday, adding that it was wrong to link the alliance’s target for members to spend 2 percent of their economic output on defense by 2024 solely to NATO. "Defense spending also goes into UN peacekeeping missions, into our European missions and into our contribution to the fight against IS terrorism," Ms. von der Leyen said.

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