On Tuesday, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy accused the Trump administration of lying about a phone call between the Spanish leader and US President Donal Trump on February 8, according to the parliamentary transcript of a reply to Podemos senator Ramón Espinar in the Spanish Senate.

In a winding question on the state of US-Spain relations now that the new president is in the White House, Mr. Espinar asked Mr. Rajoy about the discrepancy in the American and Spanish readouts of the call.

The White House version of the February 8 call [centred almost exclusively][phone] on the demand NATO members spend 2% of their budgets on defence. Moncloa, the Spanish Prime Minister's...

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