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Jens Stoltenberg: NATO-KFOR is ready to intervene if


Jens Stoltenberg, the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance, issued a last minute warning! He says NATO is ready to intervene if stability is threatened.

NATO is ready to intervene! Jens Stoltenberg warns: All parties must commit

In the warning of the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, it is shown that on Wednesday the Alliance force in Kosovo is “prepared to intervene if stability is threatened” by the disturbances on the border with Serbia.

Thus, “I talked with the president of Serbia about the tensions in northern Kosovo. All parties must engage constructively in the EU-led dialogue and resolve their differences through diplomacy. NATO-KFOR is ready to intervene if stability is threatened, in accordance with its mandate from the UN,” Stoltenberg said in a message on his Twitter account, according to afp.com

The NATO force in Kosovo has a force of 3,775 soldiers from 28 countries, the Alliance states, according to which its mandate is to provide a safe environment and guarantee freedom of movement “to the advantage of all communities in Kosovo.

Also, Jens Stoltenberg talked with Kosovar Prime Minister Albin Kurti on Tuesday to insist on the need to avoid unilateral actions.

Pristina’s decision to impose temporary residence permits on people entering Kosovo with a Serbian identity card and to force Kosovo Serbs to replace their license plates with ones issued by the Republic of Kosovo has caused an escalation of tensions.

Belgrade has never recognized Kosovo’s self-proclaimed independence in 2008, a decade after a bloody war that left an estimated 13,000 dead, most of them Kosovar Albanians. Since then, the region has been the scene of regular frictions.

Under the pressure of the Western powers and especially of the USA, the great ally of Kosovo, the administration in Pristina decided to postpone by one month, until September 1, the entry into force of the new rules on the border with Serbia.

Jens Stoltenberg says NATO is facing its biggest strategic crisis in decades

The NATO Secretary General said that NATO is currently facing its biggest strategic crisis in decades. He spoke about the decisions that the allied states took after the Madrid Summit. According to his words, the allied states invited Sweden and Finland to join NATO, established long-term support for Ukraine and decided on the new Strategic Concept of NATO, valid for the next ten years.

In his clarifications, “The current summit produced broad decisions in the sense of adapting the Alliance to the future. We decided on a fundamental change in the methods of deterrence and defense. We have agreed to invite Finland and Sweden to join our Alliance. We have established long-term support for Ukraine. We decided on NATO’s Strategic Concept and decided to speed up the fight against climate change.

We agreed to deepen the relations with some of the closest partners of the Alliance, including from the Indo-Pacific area. Our final summit session focused on threats and challenges in the Middle East, North Africa and the Sahel. (…) The New Strategic Concept identifies terrorism as one of the main threats to security. We reviewed the progress in the fight against terrorism, in all its forms and manifestations. (…) NATO’s training mission in Iraq helps prevent the return of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group.

For the first time, we also established a plan to build defense capabilities in Mauritania. (…) We will provide additional assistance for the development of Tunisia’s capacities and we will continue to support Jordan”, explained Jens Stoltenberg.