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Statement by the NATO Spokesperson on the seizure of two ships in the Strait of Hormuz

2 days 8 hours ago
We condemn the seizure of two commercial ships in the Strait of Hormuz. This represents a clear challenge to international freedom of navigation. We urge Iran to immediately release the ships and their crew. The UK has made clear that their priority is to address the situation through dialogue and diplomacy. NATO supports all diplomatic efforts to resolve this situation. All Allies remain concerned by Iran's destabilising activities.

NATO ships exercise in the Black Sea

3 days 8 hours ago
Over 2,000 forces and 27 ships are taking part in exercise Breeze 2019 in the Black Sea. The Bulgarian-led maritime exercise, which began on 12 July, involves forces from 12 NATO Allies – Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States.

Niagara Falls illuminated in NATO blue for Alliance’s 70th anniversary

1 week ago
The Niagara Falls were illuminated in NATO blue on Sunday night (14 July 2019), marking the Alliance’s 70th anniversary and the start of Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s visit to North America. At 10:00pm local time, both sides of the Falls were floodlit in deep blue – the colour of NATO’s official flag, adopted in 1953.

NATO pays last tribute to its old home

1 week 5 days ago
The flags of NATO and its Allies were lowered for the last time at the old headquarters of the Alliance in Brussels. In a final tribute to the building that hosted NATO for more than fifty years, soldiers from the 29 member nations took down their national flags in a small ceremony today (10 July 2019).

NATO-Russia Council meets in Brussels

2 weeks 3 days ago
The NATO-Russia Council, which brings together all 29 NATO Allies and Russia, met in Brussels on Friday (5 July 2019) to discuss Ukraine, the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, and transparency and risk reduction. This was the second meeting of the NATO-Russia Council this year. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who chaired the meeting, said: “Our discussion was frank but necessary. Allies and Russia hold fundamentally different views but we are committed to continuing our dialogue.”

NATO fleet enters Black Sea for exercises

2 weeks 4 days ago
One of NATO’s standing naval groups entered the Black Sea on Tuesday (2 July 2019). Over the coming weeks, NATO Standing Maritime Group Two – including ships from Canada, Romania, Turkey and the UK – will conduct routine maritime security operations and exercises with NATO Allies and partners.

Secretary General: the Republic of Moldova is a close NATO partner

2 weeks 5 days ago
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Prime Minister Maia Sandu of the Republic of Moldova to NATO Headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday (3 July 2019). Mr. Stoltenberg praised the partnership between the Alliance and the Republic of Moldova, saying it promotes peace and stability. The Secretary General said NATO remains committed to continuing its cooperation with the Republic of Moldova, with full respect for the country’s constitutional neutrality, and full support for its independence and sovereignty.
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