Kabul- Afghanistan (PMG):

Report: Shershah Nawabi

NATO Secretary General has emphasized that NATO Defence Ministers meeting would be held in NATO HQ to discuss a wide range of pressing security issues including Intermediate-Range Nuclear forces Treaty (INF). According to Jens Stoltenberg, Russia continues to violate the INF treaty. “Russia Continues to violate the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Force Treaty by deploying new INF nuclear-capable missiles, the SSC-8 missiles. These missiles are hard to detect, mobile and can reach European cities, so this is something which is of great concern for all of us. We will continue to call on Russia to come back into compliance with the INF Treaty.” NATO said in doorstep discussions with media.

The NATO SG has also emphasized: “I welcome the fact that across Europe and Canada we see now that Allies are stepping up, investing more in defence. European Allies and Canada will have added 41 billion extra US dollars to their defence spending since 2016, over the last 2 years. And I expect this number to rise to 100 billion dollars by the end of next year. So we are making progress on burden-sharing.”

Jens Stoltenberg has also highlighted that the will also discuss NATO missions and operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kosovo.


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