European Union Council President Donald Tusk described the latest actions of President Donald Trump as "capricious," questioning the traditional alliance between the EU and the US at a press conference in Sofia on Wednesday.

Tusk was speaking in Sofia at a EU-Western Balkans summit and commented on the current state of Trans-Atlantic relationship: "someone could even think: With friends like that, who needs enemies?"

However, he said that the current behaviour of the Trump administration can be positive for Europe: "frankly speaking, Europe should be grateful to President Trump because thanks to him we have got rid of all illusions. He has made us realise that if you need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of your arm."

Tusk also commented on the Iran deal, defending it and explaining that the EU will continue to support it: "I want leaders to reconfirm that the EU sticks to the deal as long as Iran does. The deal is good for European and global security, which is why we must maintain it."

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