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Trump, Johnson speak by phone

US and UK leaders discuss security, NATO and tariffs

Ahmet Gurhan Kartal   | 06.11.2019
Trump, Johnson speak by phone

London 

U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed security issues, an upcoming NATO summit and tariffs late Tuesday, said a Downing Street spokesperson.

Johnson welcomed in the phone call the U.S. operation which led to the death of Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and stressed the “ongoing importance” of the fight against the terrorist organization.

He said he “looked forward to the NATO Leaders’ Meeting next month.”

Trump and Johnson also “agreed on the need for burden-sharing and for NATO to prepare for future threats.”

Johnson urged the U.S. president to “lift tariffs on goods, including Scotch Whiskey.”

He also urged Trump not to impose tariffs on car exports ahead of a U.S. decision on additional tariffs.

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