Showing posts with label NATO. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NATO. Show all posts

Friday, July 13, 2018

Trump claims win after threatening to quit NATO during tumultuous summit

Trump claims win after threatening to quit NATO
U.S. President Donald Trump Thursday claimed he had made victories over burden sharing and defense spending during the summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), though reports from inside the NATO headquarters in Brussels suggested chaos and turmoil.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

En attendant Godot : NATO to ‘monitor’ ballistic missile threat to Turkey from Syria

NATO to ‘monitor’ ballistic missile threat to Turkey from Syria
NATO will continue to monitor and assess ballistic missile threat to Turkey from Syria, according to the declaration issued after the first day of NATO Summit in Brussels.

A weaker NATO would cost allies more, says French presidency official

A weaker NATO would cost allies more
French President Emmanuel Macron believes a weakening of the trans-Atlantic alliance will be more costly in the long run for its members, an official in the Elysee Palace said on Wednesday, amid divisions over U.S. calls for European states to contribute more.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Merkel says Germany cannot achieve NATO defense spending target

Germany cannot achieve NATO defense spending target
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday told NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg that that Germany is increasing its defense spending to 1.5 percent of GDP by 2024, which will miss NATO's target of 2 percent.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Sunday, June 3, 2018

NATO ‘security guarantees’ do not apply to partner Israel – Stoltenberg

Jens Stoltenberg
NATO is not obliged to come to the rescue should a hypothetical war break out between Iran and Israel, Jens Stoltenberg has told Germany’s Der Spiegel, amid increased tensions between the bitter Middle East rivals.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Kremlin Says Russia Ready to Respond to NATO Infrastructure Expansion

Warsaw’s plans to build a US base in Poland
Moscow is prepared to respond to the expanding NATO infrastructure towards Russia’s borders, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said commenting on Warsaw’s plans to build a US base in Poland.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Georgia kicks off joint military training program with US

Georgia kicks off joint military training program with US
The Georgian Defense Minister Levan Izoria Friday announced the launch of Georgia's Defence Readiness Program (GDRP), which will be carried out with the United States over the course of three years to boost the country's self-defense capabilities.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Turkey Says It Will Retaliate If US Halts Weapons Sales

Turkey Says It Will Retaliate
Turkey will retaliate if the United States enacts a proposed law that would halt weapons sales to the country, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Scores of NATO-made mines found amid massive ammo cache in Syria’s Douma

Scores of NATO-made mines found amid massive ammo cache in Syria
Hundreds of mines, some said to originate from NATO countries, as well as scores of mortar shells and frag grenades have been retrieved by Syrian sappers in the town of Douma. The mine-clearing effort was caught on camera.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Turkey Not to Accept Language of Sanctions on Russian S-400 Supplies Deal : FM Cavusoglu

Russian S-400 Supplies
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Friday that if Turkey gets a fair proposal from NATO allies on US-made Patriot or other air defense systems, Ankara will consider it.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Millions of Afghans Submit War Crimes Claims

Afghans Submit War Crimes Claims
Since the International Criminal Court began collecting material three months ago for a possible war crimes case involving Afghanistan, it has gotten a staggering 1.17 million statements from Afghans who say they were victims.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

L'Allemagne et la Belgique pointés par Varsovie comme les "resquilleurs" de l'Otan

Celui qui resquille met en danger l'unité de l'Occident
Le Premier ministre polonais Mateusz Morawiecki a implicitement critiqué des pays comme l'Allemagne et la Belgique pour leurs faibles dépenses militaires, estimant qu'ils se comportaient comme des "resquilleurs" dans l'Otan, à la veille d'une visite à Berlin.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

NATO and US air warnings over European defense cooperation

NATO and US air warnings over European defense cooperation
In a clear and rare warning, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday argued against the development of European Union defense cooperation in competition with NATO, while US officials also warned against protectionism in the European defense industry.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Ukraine Crisis Needs 20,000-Strong UN Force: Report

Anders Fogh Rasmussen
The United Nations should consider a force of some 20,000 soldiers from non-NATO countries and 4,000 police to help resolve the crisis in Ukraine, according to a new report to be presented to top officials this week.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Germany calls on NATO to discuss Turkey’s military "operation"/invasion in Syria’s Afrin

Germany calls on NATO to discuss Turkey’s military "operation"/invasion in Syria
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has asked the NATO Secretary General to raise the issue of Turkey’s military operation against Kurds in Afrin as tensions rise in the region.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

US keeps Persuading Turkey Not to Buy Russian Missile Systems: Pentagon

Pentagon
Washington keeps persuading Turkey not to buy air and missile defense systems from Russia, US Department of Defense Spokesperson Johnny Michael told TASS, commenting on the recent Turkish-Russian deal on S-400 systems.

Monday, December 18, 2017

US should have withdrawn its estimated 200 nukes from Europe long ago : Moscow

B61 nuclear bombs
The US should withdraw the nuclear weapons it has deployed in Europe rather than upgrading them, a senior Russian diplomat has said. Moscow is concerned that the upgrades are making the bombs more suitable for actual combat.

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