Blinken affirms US commitment to NATO at Brussels meeting

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is to take part in his first NATO ministerial meeting since taking office in January, part of a European visit that may help reset trans-Atlantic relations that soured under the previous US administration. “I’ve come here to express the United States’ steadfast commitment to [NATO], which has been the cornerstone of peace, prosperity, stability for the trans-Atlantic community for more than 70 years,” Blinken said at a press conference before Tuesday’s talks. Foreign ministers of the 30 NATO countries are to meet in person at the military alliance’s Brussel…

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