Taking a page from the playbook of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, Donald Trump suggested on Monday that he may be in favor of holding a military parade on Pennsylvania Avenue on Independence Day next year.
Trump had been thinking about large-scale military parades even before his Bastille Day visit to France, mentioning the idea in an interview published in the Washington Post in January before his inauguration. It was two hours on the button, and it was military might.
Macron urged world leaders to join together to confront global challenges, including war, terrorism, immigration and climate change.
NEW YORK • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to fight an "Iranian curtain" descending on the Middle East, pledging to prevent Teheran from ever establishing a permanent foothold in Syria. "We'll see if we can do it this year, but we certainly will be beginning to do that", he added.
Trump watched enthusiastically from a reviewing stand on July 14 as the French military showcased its tanks and fighter jets, including many USA -made planes, along the famed Champs-Elysees.
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The US does not have a history of major military parades marching through its cities, except to celebrate wartime victories.
Moscow said it has concerns about Trump's position on the deal, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov saying Russia will defend "the consensus that was felt as a relief in the whole global community, and which has really strengthened...regional stability, and even more broadly, worldwide security".
Defense Department officials reportedly denied a request from Trump's transition team to include heavy military vehicles in his inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House.
Trump marveled at the French parade, especially its "representatives from different wars and different uniforms".
"The Paris accord is a basis". In his speech and a subsequent news conference, Macron said he respects Trump's decision but thinks it's a mistake and will continue trying to persuade the American to reconsider. More than 100 have added their names, but Russia's UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said on Saturday that "we are not sure we will sign this declaration".