Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has criticized the plans of some EU member States for an Autonomous European defence policy. While he welcomed greater defense efforts in Europe. “But this must be done within the Nato framework,” said Mr Stoltenberg in the ARD morning magazine.

the French President Emmanuel Macron had suggested the creation of an independent European army. Last week, Macron said in an Interview with radio station Europe 1, the establishment of a “genuine European army” make the Region self-reliant and less dependent on the United States. US President, Donald Trump had called Macrons proposal for an “offensive push”.

According to Stoltenberg, the European safety depends on the American security guarantees. Stoltenberg pleaded for TRANS-Atlantic Unity. How important this is, wars show the experience of two world.

criticism of Russian military policy

Stoltenberg criticized the Russian government. Russia is incompatible with its missile development against the provisions of the INF Treaty. He was in particular very concerned about a new mobile and nuclear-capable Russian missile that could reach European cities such as Berlin. Russia’s Treaty violations were the reason for this is that the US President Donald Trump wants to get out of the disarmament Treaty.

The INF Treaty was concluded in 1987 between the United States and the former Soviet Union. It prohibits the U.S. and Russia, to produce land-based nuclear missiles with a range between 500 and 5,500 kilometers, to possess or to test. Trump had threatened in October, the disarmament Treaty to get out. He accuses Russia to have the contract repeatedly violated.

Stoltenberg called on Russia to adhere to the INF Treaty. The agreement is a cornerstone of the European security and could not work, if he would only observed from one side. Stoltenberg expects that Trump and the President of Russia Vladimir Putin at the end of the month on the sidelines of the G20 summit to discuss in Buenos Aires this topic.

The Nato Secretary-General expressed, in this connection, to the military involvement of China. China is investing heavily in new weapons systems, new missiles, which would fall under the provisions of the INF Treaty, if China would be a contractual partner. He pleaded, therefore, that the INF Treaty, extending and China as contract partner.

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