U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg wait for the start of a meeting of the North Atlantic Council at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Friday, March 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned NATO allies Friday to boost defense spending or come up with plans to reach the alliance's budget guidelines within two months.Tillerson, in his first talks with NATO counterparts in Brussels, said that Washington is spending a "disproportionate share" on defense compared with its 27 partners, and that he expects action by the time President Donald Trump meets with other alliance leaders on May 25 .The United States is by far NATO's most powerful ally.German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said it would be "unrealistic" for his country to hike spending from 35 billion euros ($37 billion) a year to over 70 billion euros, which would see Berlin allocate more to defense than Russia currently.
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