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NATO Reaches Deal With Turkey to Admit Sweden and Finland

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday that the world’s most powerful military alliance reached a deal to admit Sweden and Finland after resolving the concerns of holdout Turkey.

The three countries’ foreign ministers signed a memorandum to confirm that Turkey will back Sweden and Finland’s NATO bids during a summit in Madrid this week, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said in a statement.

“Our joint memorandum underscores the commitment of Finland, Sweden and Turkey to extend their full support against threats to each other’s security,” the Finnish leader said.

“Us becoming NATO allies will further strengthen this commitment,” he added.

The push to add Sweden and Finland to NATO comes as Russia’s assault on Ukraine stokes fears of other countries in the region. Moscow, long wary of NATO expansion, has opposed the two nations’ plans to join the alliance.

Previously, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would not approve the applications, citing their support for Kurdish organizations that Turkey considers security threats.

All 30 NATO members must approve a country’s bid for it to be accepted into the alliance.

Last week, Stoltenberg told reporters that he was working to add Finland and Sweden to NATO “as soon as possible.” He said it will “make them safer, NATO stronger and the Euro-Atlantic area more secure.”

“We are now working actively on the next steps in the accession process of both Finland and Sweden. And addressing Turkey’s security concerns, including in the fight against terrorism,” Stoltenberg said during a discussion hosted by Politico.

Both Finland and Sweden already meet many of the requirements to be NATO members. Some of the requirements include having a functioning democratic political system, a willingness to provide economic transparency and the ability to make military contributions to NATO missions.

In May, both nations began the formal process of applying to the NATO alliance.

After the countries submitted their bids, President Joe Biden, flanked by Niinisto and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, said the two nations would “make NATO stronger.” He called their moves to join the pact a “victory for democracy.”

Biden pledged to work with Congress — which has to ratify U.S. approval of NATO bids — and the other 29 members to swiftly bring Sweden and Finland into the group.

“There is no question, NATO is relevant, it is effective and it is needed now more than ever,” Biden said on May 19 following a meeting at the White House with the Finnish and Swedish leaders.

4 Comments
  • John says:

    Weak pathetic Euro trash one world order communist pigs who think that one Antichrist is going to dictate to the whole world, this is the satanic Democrat New World Order pedophile party that can only be initiated by the United States if they don’t join in it won’t happen, but we know demorat & rino pigs are welcoming this satanic shit in Washington with open arms ,cuz the vile scum will get rich while killing the majority of the population who resist them, take a few or more with you, wherever you are wherever you live, don’t go alone, in 5 to 10 years there won’t be enough left to Forster in their Antichrist demonic New World Order anti Humanity agenda of demons.

  • MartineST says:

    NATO! Welcome to your stupid move, WWIII is on it’s way

  • Louis Galmarini says:

    NATO is NOT our friend. Not unlike the UN, the majority of countries belonging are Muslim, ruled by Sharia Law. Therefore, it ALWAYS caters to Islam. Contrary to popular opinion, ISLAM IS NOT A RELIGION.

    Islam has been the scourge of civilization since its inception. Their ‘Bible’ contains 103 verses which not only authorizes, but MANDATES every Muslim to kill every infidel, (read: non-Muslim), if they do not (ultimately) conform to Islam. What religion in the world preaches death? NONE! Therefore, ISLAM IS NOT A RELIGION. It is a military complex, cloaked in the disguise of a ‘religion’, and masquerading under a religious banner, to deceive and take financial and psychological advantage of Western World.

    Muslims have only ONE objective – TO ESTABLISH SHARIA LAW THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, and they will do/say whatever it takes to reach said objective. In their ‘Bible’, (the Qur’an), there are 103 verses which not only condones but ‘authorizes’ atrocities which are banned and recognized as ILLEGAL in EVERY culture of every society, (minus those countries of which Islam is the primary ‘religion’). These include, (but are not inclusive to): Murder, rape, incest, pedophilia, under-aged marriage, extortion, kidnapping, fraud, deceit, lying, robbery, burglary, assault, and also which includes everything/anything which will justify the defense of a man’s ‘honor’, (read: honor killings – murder). In addition, they do NOT recognize ANY country’s ‘rule of law’ – only their own, (Sharia Law). So, what options are available to exercise? Unless they conform to the rule of law of that country – NONE.
    They also do not recognize to obligate themselves to ANY signed agreement, contract, pact, etc. between themselves and any/all infidels. Therefore, ANY geo-political ‘agreement’, (or ANY ‘agreement’ for that matter), between a Muslim and a non-Muslim, (read: infidel), is NON-BINDING in their eyes. So, no matter how many peace ‘agreements’ are signed, no matter what ‘contract/pact/MOU’s the United States makes w/ ANYONE of the Islamic ‘faith’, NONE of it (in their eyes) is binding. (See Elected Muslim Officials).

    What’s the bottom line? We need to take care of business:
    1). EVERY single country in the world needs to recognize the Islamic ‘faith’ for what it is – A KILLING MACHINE, NOT a religion.
    2). Hold EVERY SINGLE MUSLIM accountable for their actions contrary to rule of law in that country and executing violators, w/ the same ‘rule of law’ as that country’s citizens.
    Until this is done, the world will NEVER have true peace.
    Ultimatum of non-action for #2: ALL Muslims will need to be eradicated from the face of the earth. Until this action is complete, there will be NO peace. You CANNOT ‘co-exist’ with a military entity masquerading as a ‘religion’, who’s ‘Bible’, (the Quran), AUTHORIZES the death of ANY infidel, (read: non-Muslim), if they do not conform to their ‘religion’.

    The consequences (of non-action): If we do not do this, (ultimately), it will come down to this – WE WILL HAVE TO KILL THEM BEFORE THEY KILL US. Think not? THINK AGAIN! Everything stated here is FACT. If you chose not to believe anything said here, you’re either in helpless denial, hopelessly apathetic to care, or too ignorant to understand…

  • Stephen Russell says:

    Odd NATO had War Games for fighting Russia in Cold War, odd why they were not prepped for
    Ukraine

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