U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis addresses a news conference during a NATO defence ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on Feb. 16, 2017.
Francois Lenoir—Reuters
By Julia Zorthian
February 16, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg are holding a joint press conference Thursday morning after a meeting about counter-ISIS actions.

Watch live at 8:25 a.m. ET as the Defense Secretary and NATO leader appear together after the Belgium meeting in the live video above.

Stoltenberg welcomed Mattis to the NATO headquarters for meetings in Brussels on Wednesday. Mattis told NATO that it needed to spend more on defense, and linked America’s level of commitment to the NATO on that condition being met.

“If your nations do not want to see America moderate its commitment to this alliance, each of your capitals needs to show support for our common defense,” Mattis said Wednesday, the New York Times reports.

Write to Julia Zorthian at julia.zorthian@time.com.

Read More From TIME

EDIT POST