The leader of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization alerted the US Congress about the threat triggered by “a more assertive Russia”, along with a huge military deployment, which gives the ultimatum to ruling states, about using nerve agents and cyber attacks.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said, “We must overcome our differences now because we will need our alliance even more in the future. We face unprecedented challenges – challenges that no one nation can face alone ”.
Making the world aware, “time is running out”, Stoltenberg also sought Russia to come back to consent with the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, from which US President Donald Trump plans to pull back the United States this summer.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg claimed, “ NATO has no intention of deploying land-based nuclear missiles in Europe”. He also added, “But NATO will always take the necessary steps to provide credible and effective deterrence ”.
Stoltenberg used his speech to represent a frantic defense of the 70-year-old Western alliance, a partnership he stated as “ the most successful alliance in history”, which has been laughed at by the US President since he took office in 2017.
Members of Congress, who welcomed Stoltenberg with recurrent cheers and standing exaltation, told they checked his address to the joint meeting of the House of Representatives and Senate as a scope to emphasized on the US commitment to the NATO alliance.
Stoltenberg was the first leader of an international organization and the first Norwegian to be granted the rare honor of such an address.
Stoltenberg told, “ NATO has been good for Europe, but NATO has also been good for the United States”. The request to Stoltenberg for speaking as the alliance celebrates its 70th anniversary in Washington was massively seen as a way to address a message to the US President about strong bipartisan backing for NATO.
Stoltenberg added, “ the strength of a nation is not only measured by the size of its economy or the number of its soldiers, but also by the number of its friends.” He also included, “ And through NATO the United States has more friends and allies than any other power. This has made the United States stronger, safer and more secure.”
The Senate will decide later this year whether North Macedonia can become the 30th member of NATO.