French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian lashed out on the US President Donald Trump, stressing that Europe will not allow itself to be destabilized.
“He [Trump] jeopardized the climate agreement, he jeopardized the agreement on Iran, jeopardized the UN operating model. And he does not tolerate the fact that there is a unity called the European Union,” Le Drian told BFMTV on Friday.
“He is taking initiatives with respect to Europe, in particular in the field of trade, which are aimed at destabilization. But Europe will not allow itself to be destabilized,” the French FM added.
A trade conflict between the US and Europe escalated in March after Washington imposed a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports. Though the tariffs on Canada, Mexico, the European Union, and several other states were initially suspended, on May 31, the United States had removed the exemption, as the trade partners refused to start talks with Washington.