Bono warns that existence of UN, EU and NATO are threatened

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 | EDITH M. LEDERER
 07/03/2018 8:48 AM MDT
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Irish rock star Bono warned Monday that the United Nations and other international institutions including the European Union and NATO are under threat — and nations must work together to ensure their continued existence.

The Dublin-born U2 singer and activist gave a sobering speech to several hundred U.N. diplomats and staff at an event launching Ireland's candidacy for a seat on the powerful Security Council in 2021-22 saying "you can count on Ireland to do its part in that work."

While Bono didn't name any countries responsible for threatening global institutions during these "troubled times," his words appeared clearly aimed at U.S. President Donald Trump, who has criticized the EU and NATO. The American leader has also pulled out of the Paris climate agreement which the singer cited, and taken aim at the World Trade Organization with new U.S. tariffs, an institution Bono said is also under threat.

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