NATO chief says Pelosi’s visit is no reason to threaten China and Taiwan

“Europe’s most dangerous since World War II… In the event of an attack on Russia’s NATO allies, all NATO will intervene immediately”

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg speaking

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary-General Stoltenberg delivers a speech at the Workers’ Youth League event on the island of Utøya, Norway, on the 4th (local time). [나토 홈페이지 캡처. 재판매 및 DB 금지]

(Berlin, Seoul = Yonhap News) Correspondent Lee Yul Correspondent Kim Yeon-sook = NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on the 4th (local time), “The US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan is either China’s overreaction or Taiwanese response. It is not a reason to threaten or conduct a threatening investigation.”

“This is no reason for China to overreact, as senior officials from the United States and other NATO allies have been visiting Taiwan regularly over the past few years,” he told after the Workers’ Youth League event on the island of Utowea, Norway. emphasized.

In response to Chairman Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan on the same day, China launched an unprecedented high-intensity military action, including pouring missiles into the eastern waters of Taiwan. In China, immediately after Chairman Pelosi’s arrival in Taiwan, the People’s Liberation Army was held at the sea and air stations in six areas set to encircle Taiwan from 12:00 noon on the 4th (1:00 pm Korean time) to 12:00 noon on the 7th. It has announced that it will conduct important military exercises and live ammunition firing.

In a speech at an event for the Workers’ Youth League earlier, Secretary-General Stoltenberg emphasized the need to prevent Russia’s victory, saying that the Ukraine war put Europe in the most dangerous situation since World War II.

To prevent Russia’s success, he said, NATO and its members must continue to provide arms and other aid to Ukraine for a long time to come.

“It’s in our interest to prevent this kind of aggressive policy from succeeding,” he said.

NATO Secretary-General at the Norwegian Workers' Youth Federation event
NATO Secretary-General at the Norwegian Workers’ Youth Federation event

( = Yonhap News) NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg (second from right in the front row) sits with the audience at the Workers’ Youth League event on the island of Utøya, Norway on the 4th (local time). 2022.8.4 [email protected]

Secretary-General Stoltenberg defined the Ukraine war as an ‘attack on the current world order’ and stressed that NATO should prevent the war from spreading.

“This is the most dangerous situation for Europe since World War II,” he added.

“Russian President Vladimir Putin has attacked innocent countries and people by force to achieve his political goals,” he said. I will intervene.”

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