Secretary General Rasmussen on Changing NATO’s Nuclear Policy

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From NATO: I would like to make three points. Firstly, I share the vision of having a world free of nuclear weapons. And I think we should keep that vision and work in that direction. That’s my first point.

Second point, I do believe that as long as nuclear weapons exist in the world, then NATO should also keep a credible nuclear deterrent.

And my third point, Alliance unity is crucial. Now, we will have a discussion until the summit. But I know that all allies have committed themselves to move in common. No one will take unilateral steps or decisions. We will make our decisions on the basis of consensus. So we will have a discussion yes. Nothing has been decided yet. But I can assure you that we will keep the Alliance united also on this point.

Excerpt from press conference by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Prime Minister of Spain.  (photo: NATO)

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