- Title: Security tight outside Trump Tower in New York
- Date: 17th November 2016
- Summary: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 17, 2016) (REUTERS) TRUMP TOWER SECURITY INCLUDING HEAVILY ARMED POLICE IN FRONT OF TRUMP TOWER TRUMP TOWER SIGN VARIOUS OF HEAVILY ARMED POLICE TRUMP TOWER SIGN OVER DOORWAY VARIOUS OF POLICE, POLICE CARS AND BARRICADES AROUND TRUMP TOWER VEHICLE SCREEN AREA SIGN VARIOUS OF POLICE COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION TRUCK POLICE ON HORSEBACK PASSING IN FRONT OF TRUMP TOWER LINE OF BARRICADES AROUND TOWER TRUMP TOWER AND BARRICADES FROM ACROSS THE STREET
- Embargoed: 2nd December 2016 17:35
- Keywords: Trump Tower Donald Trump president-elect security New York
- Location: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- City: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA00158U3XVR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:The presence of heavy security was visible around Trump Tower in New York on Thursday (November 17) as President-elect Donald Trump was set to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe later in the day.
There has been a heavy police presence outside of Trump Tower since the election last week that has included closed streets, metal and concrete barricades and heavily armed police officers.
Abe, rattled by Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric that cast doubt on long-standing U.S. alliances, meets the American president-elect on Thursday for talks whose details were arranged only at the last minute.
A day before the afternoon meeting in New York, basic logistics such as the time, the place, and who would be in the room were still up in the air, causing significant anxiety for Japanese officials who are already nervous about the future strength of an alliance that is core to Tokyo's diplomacy and security.
Trump official Kellyanne Conway said on Thursday morning that Abe would meet Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence at Trump Tower in Manhattan at 5 p.m. ET (2200 GMT).
Abe and other Asian leaders were alarmed at Trump's pledge during his election campaign to make allies pay more for help from U.S. forces, his suggestion that Japan should acquire its own nuclear weapons, and his staunch opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.
The meeting will be the first face-to-face foray into international diplomacy for the Republican Trump, a brash outsider who has never held public office and who won a surprise victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton in last week's election.
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