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Rheinmetall CEO believes Europe may be left without US help

Apr 2, 2024

The head of the German arms company Rheinmetall, Armin Papperger, believes that in the event of a major military conflict, Europe could be left alone, while the United States will focus on Asia.

He said this in an interview with the Financial Times.

Papperger noted that the US is more focused on the Asia-Pacific region than on Europe.

"If the very risky situation in the region leads to a full-scale armed conflict, the US will focus on Asia, and then Europe will be left all alone," Papperger said.


Over the past decades, European leaders have taken for granted that the United States would come to the continent's aid in the event of a military threat, but "that's not going to happen anymore," said Papperger.

According to him, if Donald Trump becomes president of the United States, "the pressure on Germany will be greater," but the race to restore the country's military power will continue regardless of who is in the White House.

Author - Olena Madiak, 02/04/2024

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