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14 Apr. 2018

Statement by the North Atlantic Council on Actions taken against the use of chemical weapons in Syria

In the North Atlantic Council today the United States, France and United Kingdom briefed Allies on their joint military action on 14 April. They briefed that a significant body of information indicated that the Syrian regime was responsible for the attack against civilians in Douma on 7 April, and that their military action was limited to the Syrian regime’s facilities enabling the production and employment of chemical weapons. The three Allies emphasized that there was no practicable alternative to the use of force.

27 Mar. 2018

Statement by NATO Secretary General on further decisions following the use of a nerve agent in Salisbury

(As delivered)

10 Dec. 2015

NATO-supported DNA researcher wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

From quiet, rural Turkey to the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in Stockholm, Professor Aziz Sancar has, from a young age, made life choices that have taken him as far as discovering ways of curing serious illnesses such as skin cancer.

22 Jan. 2014

Statement by the NATO Secretary General on events in Ukraine

I am extremely concerned about the dramatic developments in Ukraine and the reports of several deaths in Kyiv.

8 Jan. 2014

Tenth anniversary of NATO’s Air Policing mission in the Baltic States

NATO’s Commander of Allied Air Command (AIRCOM), together with the Lithuanian Minister of National Defence and the commanders of Belgian and United States air components, marked the 10th anniversary of NATO’s Air Policing mission in the Baltic States during a handover ceremony at the Šiauliai Air Base in Lithuania on 3 January (2014).

4 Dec. 2013

NATO-Russia Council approves ambitious cooperation plan for 2014

NATO Foreign Ministers together with their Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, on Wednesday (4 December 2013) agreed to launch a joint trust fund project to dispose of obsolete and dangerous ammunition in the Kaliningrad region and discussed pressing international security issues, with a focus on Afghanistan, Iran and Syria. “Today, we agreed to launch a project for the disposal of obsolete and dangerous ammunition in a safe, efficient and environmentally friendly way”, the Secretary General said. “By doing so, we will make the environment safer for all those who live near these stocks of dangerous ammunition. And we will create the conditions for former military sites to be converted to civilian use.”

4 Dec. 2013

NATO-Russia Council Statement of Support for the OPCW-UN Joint Mission

Meeting in Brussels on 4 December 2013, we, the Foreign Ministers of the NATO-Russia Council affirm our support for the full implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2118 (UNSCR 2118), the Framework for the Elimination of Syrian Chemical Weapons between the Russian Federation and the United States of America and the decision adopted by the Executive Council of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on 27 September 2013, and for the significant work undertaken by the OPCW-UN Joint Mission in the elimination of Syrian chemical weapons.

3 Dec. 2013

Foreign Ministers agree partners are key to Alliance's future

On the first day of their meeting in Brussels, NATO Foreign Ministers discussed priorities for the Summit to be held next year in the United Kingdom. They agreed that the Alliance must invest in the right capabilities and in strong partnerships in order to remain robust and ready to respond to future security challenges. They also committed to reinforce the transatlantic link and to prepare to open a new chapter in NATO’s engagement with Afghanistan.

7 Nov. 2013

North Atlantic Council observes Steadfast Jazz live military demonstration in Poland

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen together with the Presidents of Poland and Latvia, the Prime Minister of Lithuania, the Ambassadors of the North Atlantic Council, and senior Allied military commanders watched a live-fire training demonstration involving forces from across the Alliance and NATO partner Ukraine at a military base in northwestern Poland on Thursday (7 November 2013).

2 Nov. 2013

NATO’s Steadfast Jazz exercise gets underway

The Alliance’s largest exercise since 2006, “Steadfast Jazz” kicked off Saturday (2 November) across Europe, including the Baltic states and Poland. The exercise will involve around 6,000 troops and will run for a week. “The purpose of this exercise is to make sure that our rapid-reaction force, the NATO Response Force (NRF), is ready to defend any Ally, deploy anywhere and deal with any threat,” said NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

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