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Blinken reassures Sweden prior to national NATO application

Washington [US]May 5 (ANI / Sputnik): US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called with Swedish counterpart Ann Linde to discuss US support for NATO’s open door policy, a State Department spokesman. , Ned Price said in a press release.

Sweden may apply for NATO later this month or in June, and Finland is considering applying for the alliance on May 12, media reports.

“Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde in Washington, DC today,” Price said in a statement Wednesday. “Blinken reaffirmed NATO’s commitment to the Open Door Policy, emphasizing the importance of transatlantic relations to European security.” Sweden and Finland are concerned about their vulnerability to Russia during the application period. Expressed. Talk to Blinken.

“Of course, I won’t go into details, but I’m sure there’s an American guarantee now,” Linde told Swedish television Wednesday, according to Reuters. “But it’s not a specific security, it’s only available if you’re a full member of NATO.” However, according to the report, Linde didn’t say what kind of guarantee he received from Blinken. bottom.

“They would mean that if they directed some negative activity against the threatened Sweden, it would mean that Russia could make it clear that the United States did not just allow it to happen … no response. “In the report she said.

Croatian President Zoran Milanović said Tuesday that he would block the entry of Sweden and Finland at the NATO summit in Madrid if he was a representative of Croatia.

However, if NATO’s decision was made by the North Atlantic Council, Milanovich said he was uncertain whether he could convince the Croatian ambassador to accept his position, saying, “Chasing the sinful souls of all the members who vote. Please be as devilish as you are. “(ANI / Sputnik)

http://www.swedennews.net/news/272539979/blinken-reassures-sweden-ahead-of-country-nato-application Blinken reassures Sweden prior to national NATO application

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