NATO addresses Middle East tensions

  • 06 Jan. 2020 -
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  • Last updated: 13 Jan. 2020 16:44

NATO Ambassadors met on Monday (6 January 2020) to address current tensions in the Middle East and implications for NATO’s training mission in Iraq.

Speaking after the meeting of NATO’s North Atlantic Council, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stressed that the safety of NATO’s personnel in Iraq is paramount and that the Alliance had temporarily suspended training activities on the ground. He added that NATO was prepared to continue training and capacity-building when the situation permits, emphasizing that the Alliance remains strongly committed to the fight against international terrorism.

Read the Secretary General’s press point here