NATO's youngest member claimed it had a "history and tradition and peaceful politics" and pledged permanent friendship to the U.S., after President Donald Trump called Montenegro's people "aggressive" and capable of starting WWIII.
In a statement released Thursday, the Montenegrin government called itself a "stabilizing state in the region" and pointedly noted that it has sent troops to Afghanistan.
Earlier this week, Trumptold television host Tucker Carlson he fretted about Montenegro starting World War III because of NATO's pledge to defend any nation that is attacked.
But his comments garnered widespread around given Trump's recent and controversial bonhomie towards Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Mr Trump replied: "I understand what you're saying, I've asked the same question". "Montenegro is a tiny country with very strong people". They are very aggressive people. They are very aggressive people, they may get aggressive, and congratulations, you are in World War Three.
"Let's say Montenegro, which joined past year. why should my son go to Montenegro to defend it from attack", Tucker asked Trump.
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He also had to backtrack on his claim that the United States was to blame for the heightened tension with Russian Federation, tweeting that "We're all to blame" and that he held "both countries responsible".
The statement also stressed that while building friendly relations with other countries, Montenegro was ready "to boldly and defensively protect and defend our own national interests".
The clause, known as Article 5, has only ever been invoked one time, by the U.S. after the September 11, 2001 attacks. "Add that to your little equation on Montenegro", Trump told Carlson. Within a day he had been forced to admit, for the first time, that there had indeed been Russian meddling in the USA election process in 2016. He's right. The pipeline not only makes Germany more dependent on Moscow for energy, it also risks the security of Poland and other Eastern European allies. "We really believe that Article 5 is unconditional and rock-solid".
DARMANOVIC: I don't want to say that there are no concerns, but there are debates. "But yes, if I were a member of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and saw the most powerful country in the alliance repeatedly question the American commitment to stand by collective defense, I would be unsettled".
With such a small military, it is hard to know what Trump was referring to when he called Montenegro's people "very aggressive". When Trump spoke in Warsaw a year ago, his speech was repeatedly interrupted by chants of "Donald Trump!"
Montenegro, the statement says, was the only Balkan country, which during the breakup of Yugoslavia the war broke out.
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