"We're delighted to report that last year as a result of our joint efforts, we witnessed the single largest increase in defense spending among European member states and Canada in a quarter of a century. That really is quite a spectacular achievement. So I congratulate you and congratulate you very much. We really have worked in many respects, but that was I think a big one. We had countries that were not paying what they were supposed to be paying. Now most countries are not all, and they think you'll be able to handle the ones that aren't, right? I have confidence."
4. SOUNDBITE (English) President Donald Trump:
"We're still waiting on 20 member states to meet their NATO commitments and spend at least 2 percent on defense and 2 percent is a very low number. The number really should be 4 percent, 2 percent is a very low number. In particular Germany must demonstrate leadership in the alliance by addressing its long standing shortfall in defense contributions. Germany has not contributed what it should be contributing and it's a very big beneficiary. Far bigger than the United States frankly."
6. SOUNDBITE (English) President Donald Trump:
"I also discussed with Secretary-General Stoltenberg our commitment to stopping nuclear proliferation, including the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. We want a future of safety security peace for all Koreans and for the entire world. My administration is also committed to working with our allies to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions and their destabilizing activities all across the Middle East. No matter where you go, no matter when there's a problem there's Iran right behind it and we're not going to have that any longer."
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General:
"After years of decline, all allies have started to increase defense spending. No allies are cutting budgets anymore and more and more allies are up 2 percent of GDP for defense. But I also agree that we have to do more. So allies will continue to work on defense spending, because we need to invest more in our security when the world is more unpredictable, as it is today."
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General:
"We also support your efforts to try to find a peaceful and negotiated solution to the crisis on the Korean Peninsula. The aim should be to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula and to make sure that there are no nuclear weapons there. And also to stop not only the development of nuclear weapons but also the missile program. So therefore we support the initiative on the work for having a summit."
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General:
"We think it's important also to make sure that we still have pressure on North Korea. North Korea has to seize this opportunity, this historic opportunity to solve the crisis on the Korean Peninsula."