Trump had kicked off the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit at breakfast with the organization's leader on Wednesday by accusing Germany of being "totally controlled" and "captive to Russia" because of a pipeline deal that would bring gas directly between the two nations.
"The proliferation is a tremendous, I mean to me, it's the biggest problem in the world, nuclear weapons, biggest problem in the world", Trump said alongside British Prime Minister Theresa May at her Chequers country residence.
A USA official said Trump would be ready to talk about New Start if Putin raised it, but it was not a big US priority.
Trump did not specify which countries had committed to what, and it remained unclear whether any had changed their plans.More news: Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.7bn damages in talc cancer case
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro will lead a high-level team attending the Farnborough Airshow outside London next week to advocate on behalf of United States aerospace and defence companies.
At Thursday's press conference, he repeated an incorrect claim that the United States "pays for 70 to 90% of NATO".
Just eight countries are forecast to reach the two per cent goal this year, and 15 by 2024. "And yet, he came into the news conference and declared victory", Bays said.
The French President said: There is a communique that was published yesterday.
Trudeau said he did agree to uphold Canada's commitment to the 2014 Wales NATO summit pledge on defence investment, but took pains to point out the declaration technically states NATO allies would merely "aim to move towards" the two per cent guideline within a decade.
If built, the 1,200-kilometre Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which is scheduled for completion in 2019, will supply around 55 billion cubic metres of natural gas a year from Russian Federation to Germany under the Baltic Sea, circumventing Poland, the Baltic states and Ukraine.More news: Netflix knocks HBO off its throne, as Emmy voters spread the wealth
In addition to lessening Europe's reliance on Russian gas, Trump's attack on Nord Stream-2 is also part of an effort to boost U.S. liquefied natural gas exports to Germany, Alexei Kokin, a senior oil and gas analyst at UralSib Financial Corp in Moscow, told New Europe by phone on July 12.
Merkel's predecessor, Gerhard Schroeder, a longtime friend of Putin, has championed the Nord Stream enterprise since just before being voted out of office in 2005.
Earlier, Trump strode into NATO's new headquarters to shake hands with leaders - but only after publicly railing against Germany at a breakfast meeting with Stoltenberg. Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. "I think that's very inappropriate".
Amid the tumult, British Prime Minister Theresa May sounded a call for solidarity among the allies, saying, "As we engage Russian Federation we must do so from a position of unity and strength - holding out hope for a better future, but also clear and unwavering on where Russian Federation needs to change its behaviour for this to become a reality".
"As we engage Russian Federation we must do so from a position of unity and strength - holding out hope for a better future, but also clear and unwavering on where Russian Federation needs to change its behaviour for this to become a reality", she said.More news: Behind President Trump's claim of new funding from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members