NATO States Summit Declaration Slams Russian And Iranian “Destabilising” Activities

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NATO States Summit Declaration Slams Russian And Iranian "Destabilising" Activities

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The Heads of State and Government participating in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Brussels on July 11-12 released a final declaration prising NATO’s efforts to pursue “peace, security, and stability in the whole of the Euro-Atlantic area” as well as slamming “destabilizing” activities of Russia and Iran.

The declaration pointed out the situation in Syria, eastern Europe, including Ukraine and Moldova, once again said that Iran’s missile program and foreign policy are allegedly destabilizing the Middle East as well as repeated UK fake news accusations over the alleged nerve agent poisoning in Salisbury.

Indeed, the delcaration repeated all the mainstream propaganda against Russia and Iran.

Some quotes from the declaration (full text):

“We face a dangerous, unpredictable, and fluid security environment, with enduring challenges and threats from all strategic directions; from state and non-state actors; from military forces; and from terrorist, cyber, and hybrid attacks. Russia’s aggressive actions, including the threat and use of force to attain political goals, challenge the Alliance and are undermining Euro-Atlantic security and the rules-based international order.  Instability and continuing crises across the Middle East and North Africa are fuelling terrorism.  They also contribute to irregular migration and human trafficking.  The ongoing crisis in Syria has a direct effect on the stability of the region and the security of the Alliance as a whole.  We face hybrid challenges, including disinformation campaigns and malicious cyber activities.  The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and advanced missile technology also continues to threaten the security of our nations.   In light of all this, our unity and solidarity are stronger than ever; we will take all necessary steps to ensure our collective defence. ”

The Euro-Atlantic security environment has become less stable and predictable as a result of Russia’s illegal and illegitimate annexation of Crimea and ongoing destabilisation of eastern Ukraine; its military posture and provocative military activities, including near NATO borders, such as the deployment of modern dual-capable missiles in Kaliningrad, repeated violation of NATO Allied airspace, and the continued military build-up in Crimea; its significant investments in the modernisation of its strategic forces; its irresponsible and aggressive nuclear rhetoric; its large-scale, no-notice snap exercises; and the growing number of its exercises with a nuclear dimension.  This is compounded by Russia’s continued violation, non-implementation, and circumvention of numerous obligations and commitments in the realm of arms control and confidence- and security-building measures.  Russia is also challenging Euro-Atlantic security and stability through hybrid actions, including attempted interference in the election processes, and the sovereignty of our nations, as was the case in Montenegro, widespread disinformation campaigns, and malicious cyber activities.  We condemn the attack using a military-grade nerve agent in Salisbury, United Kingdom and note the independent confirmation by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) of the nerve agent used.  The UK assesses that it is highly likely that the Russian Federation was responsible for the attack and that there is no plausible alternative explanation.  We stand in solidarity with the UK in its assessment.”

We reiterate our support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, Georgia, and the Republic of Moldova within their internationally recognised borders.  In accordance with its international commitments, we call on Russia to withdraw the forces it has stationed in all three countries without their consent.  We strongly condemn Russia’s illegal and illegitimate annexation of Crimea, which we do not and will not recognise.  The discrimination against the Crimean Tatars and members of other local communities must end.  International monitoring structures must be allowed to carry out their essential work in view of the protection of human rights.  We call for the full implementation of the Minsk Agreements by all sides, and support the efforts of the Normandy format and the Trilateral Contact Group.  NATO’s response is in support of this overall effort, which includes sanctions as decided by the European Union (EU), the G7, and others, to promote a peaceful solution to the conflict and to address Russia’s actions.  We urge Russia to cease all political, financial, and military support to militant groups and stop intervening militarily in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions and to withdraw troops, equipment, and mercenaries from the territory of Ukraine, and return to the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination.  We are deeply concerned by the use of torture and the transfer of Ukrainian citizens to prisons in Russia. We stress the importance of the safety and full and unhindered access for the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission, up to and including the Russia-Ukraine border.  We call on Russia to reverse its recognition of the Abkhazia and South Ossetia regions of Georgia as independent states; to implement the EU-mediated 12 August 2008 ceasefire, particularly the withdrawal of Russian forces from the territory of Georgia; to end its militarisation of these regions; and to stop the construction of border-like obstacles.  We also call on Russia to withdraw its troops from the territory of the Republic of Moldova, and to continue to engage constructively in the Transnistria Settlement Process.  We are committed to supporting the Republic of Moldova’s democratic reforms and defence capacity building efforts.”

We are concerned by Iran’s intensified missile tests and the range and precision of its ballistic missiles and by Iran’s destabilising activities in the wider Middle East region.  We call upon Iran to refrain from all activities which are inconsistent with UNSCR 2231 — including all annexes.  We are committed to permanently ensuring that Iran’s nuclear programme remains peaceful, in line with its international obligations and commitments to never seek, develop, or acquire a nuclear weapon.  We underscore the importance for Iran to continue to fully cooperate in a timely manner with the IAEA.  We condemn all financial support of terrorism, including Iran’s support to a variety of armed non-state actors.  We also call upon Iran to play a constructive role by contributing to efforts to counter terrorism and achieve political solutions, reconciliation and peace in the region. Syria has a significant inventory of short range ballistic missiles whose range covers part of NATO’s territory and some of our partners’ territories.  Syria has used these missiles extensively against its own population.  We remain concerned that Turkey has been hit three times in the last four years by missiles launched from Syria.  We continue to monitor and assess the ballistic missile threat from Syria.

The increasing threat posed by the proliferation of ballistic missiles in the vicinity of the south-east border of the Alliance has been, and remains a driver in NATO’s development and deployment of a ballistic missile defence system, which is configured to counter threats from outside the Euro-Atlantic area.”

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  • Pave Way IV

    Destabilizing activities = “Fuck off, America. We are not your subjects, and our people will not obey you.”

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      This is destabilizing England as Croatia is up 2-1.

  • Vincent Van Zyl

    NATO had destabilized the world more than any other entity since world war 2. After afgAfghanis, Libya, etc, who the F does NATO think they are accusing others of things they are doing?

    • Empire’s Frontiers

      Strike, and cry out in pain.

      It’s an old trick.

      • Tudor Miron

        Yes, 2 oldest zio tricks – grab something than start screaming “there he is” pointing finger at innocent bystander and playing the victim.

  • Rob

    Israel summons Irish ambassador over settlement criminalization bill vote.

    Well done Irish government.

    • Gregory Casey

      If this Bill were the sole Legislative accomplishment of the Irish Legislature this year (it’s not but …..) paying our Irish Legislators out of our Taxes would have been worthwhile ….. it should be noted, however, that the Bill that became Law was passed against the wishes of many within the Government but as almost all Opposition agreed, together, to force the Bill through the Legislature against the wishes of Government, the Government was faced with a fait accompli :) ))) The Irish Government is, in fact a minority Government!!

  • Smaug

    It’s a declaration of a new Cold War, or Hybrid War as it should be called. Oddly enough this represents no change in policy but they are being frank as to our motives.

    • Garga

      …but they are being frank as to our motives…

      “Our motives”? So, you’re with them now? Don’t say!
      Would you kindly confirm it for us so we know how to properly treat you?

      • Smaug

        I assure the reasons in the article aren’t any more my motives than they are yours. :)

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      Yes “franks and beans motives”!

      Yes… that’s what we’ll call it!

  • Sadde

    There are so many inconsistencies that (exaggeratedly put) every sentence lack any connection with previous sentences.

  • Garga

    It’s amazing.
    Just replace Russia/Iran with the US/NATO in that statement and EVERYTHING sounds right and true!

    They just die if don’t lie and project their actions on others.

  • matt

    Something else is actually happening, it could finally be the end of Nato as we know it…..

    Maybe it is time that Germany starts to build a stronger alliance with Russia, so Europe can finally destroy the industrial militarily complex of the evil empire

  • John Mason

    When you have to continuously lie to yourself to justify your actions and motives then that is a clear indication that you are on your way out, problem is when. Sooner the better.

  • ashley

    NATO should shut up and go away.

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    Americas founding fathers said that America should never ever fight any war off of our own soil.
    They also said never fight in Europe ever. We were 100% wrong to ever back France and the UK-Empire in the first world war and any war.
    Because the world puts down American Patriots like Ron Paul and others, makes it so difficult for us to liberate our lands.
    If hard core Americans Patriots were in charge again, we would never back anyone on earth.
    We would just sit inside of our own countries while you all do whatever it is that you all do.
    That is the True American Way.
    https://www.infowars.com/

  • Gregory Casey

    “We also call upon Iran to play a constructive role by contributing to efforts to counter terrorism and achieve political solutions, reconciliation and peace in the region.”
    WTF ??? What in HELL do the NATO Leaders believe Iran has been doing in Syria since 2014 / 2015? Without Iran’s Soldiers …. on the ground fighting Salafist Jihadi Terrorists in Syria for the past 4 – 5 years Syria would have collapsed ……… but of course, that is precisely what NATO & US & France & UK & Israelis & Saudis specifically wished to achieve!! Fuxk NATO

  • Gregory Casey

    In as much as it has been possible for Iran to give aid to the Houthi People of Yemen throughout the past 3 + years, the Iranians have fought against the Emirati / Saudi Terrorism inflicted upon the Yemeni People and specifically, upon the Houthi of N Yemen and have tried to give aid to the Houthi when, in fact, the Saudi / Emirates / British / American / French War in Yemen seeks to destroy a People and restore to power a kleptomaniac psychopath in the form of Hadi