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Statement by the NATO Spokesperson on the seizure of two ships in the Strait of Hormuz

We condemn the seizure of two commercial ships in the Strait of Hormuz. This represents a clear challenge to international freedom of navigation. We urge Iran to immediately release the ships and their crew. The UK has made clear that their priority is to address the situation through dialogue and diplomacy. NATO supports all diplomatic efforts to resolve this situation. All Allies remain concerned by Iran's destabilising activities.
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NATO ships exercise in the Black Sea

Over 2,000 forces and 27 ships are taking part in exercise Breeze 2019 in the Black Sea. The Bulgarian-led maritime exercise, which began on 12 July, involves forces from 12 NATO Allies – Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States.
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NATO Secretary General appoints Mircea Geoana as next Deputy Secretary General

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has decided to appoint Mircea Geoana from Romania as the next Deputy Secretary General. He will replace Rose Gottemoeller from the United States, who took up her position in October 2016.
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Lieutenant General Hans-Werner Wiermann, Director General of the NATO International Military Staff, starts his tenure

Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, and the Military Committee welcome the new Director General of the NATO International Military Staff (DGIMS), Lieutenant General Hans-Werner Wiermann.
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NATO Secretary General: Canada makes essential contributions to international peace and security

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg paid tribute on Monday (15 July 2019) to Canada’s vital role in the Alliance, including with forces for NATO missions and operations, and increased defence spending. Mr. Stoltenberg was speaking during a visit to Canadian Forces Base Petawawa with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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Niagara Falls illuminated in NATO blue for Alliance’s 70th anniversary

The Niagara Falls were illuminated in NATO blue on Sunday night (14 July 2019), marking the Alliance’s 70th anniversary and the start of Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s visit to North America. At 10:00pm local time, both sides of the Falls were floodlit in deep blue – the colour of NATO’s official flag, adopted in 1953.
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NATO Secretary General joins French President, European leaders at Bastille Day parade

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg joined President Emmanuel Macron and other European leaders in celebrating France’s national day at the Bastille Day parade in Paris on Sunday (14 July 2019).
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Lieutenant General Broeks, Director General of the NATO International Military Staff, ends his tenure

Lieutenant General Jan Broeks, Director General of the International Military Staff (DGIMS) at NATO Headquarters, bid farewell to his staff, the Military Committee and the Alliance today, 11 July 2019.
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NATO works with North Macedonia to improve disaster response

With NATO’s help, North Macedonia is implementing a new system to enhance real time situational awareness and better deal with disasters such as landslides and floods.
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NATO pays last tribute to its old home

The flags of NATO and its Allies were lowered for the last time at the old headquarters of the Alliance in Brussels. In a final tribute to the building that hosted NATO for more than fifty years, soldiers from the 29 member nations took down their national flags in a small ceremony today (10 July 2019).

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