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Macron certifies Nato, the brain death

a Few weeks before the Nato anniversary summit, 70 anniversary, Emmanuel Macron was the military Alliance of solid in question. "What we are witnessing is the brain death of Nato," said Macron, the British magazine "The Economist" in a Thursday Interview published.

There was "no coordination in strategic decisions between the United States and its Nato allies". "We find ourselves for the first Time an American President again who does not share our idea of the European project," said Macron, with views of Donald Trump and the withdrawal of forces of the United States of Syria from Parts.

At the same time, the Nato-country Turkey show an "uncoordinated, aggressive" approach in an area in which the security interests of all are affected. So he played on the Turkish military offensive against the Kurds in Northern Syria, which joined with the allies to massive criticism.

On the question of whether the assistance article have consisted of five of the Alliance in the face of the Turkish Offensive, yet, not replied Macron: "I know." If the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to decide, "in retaliation to Turkey to practice, we are committed?", Macron asked.

AKK resist

article five talks stating that an attack on one Nato member is an attack on all, and the Partner must beispringen the country concerned. He came in the history of the Alliance, first of all to the application: After the attacks on the USA of 11. September 2001 and the subsequent Nato military operation in Afghanistan.

Europe needs to regain his military sovereignty, called Macron in an Interview. The international security situation and emerging Power, China would have led to an "extraordinary weakness in Europe". "If Europe can see itself not as a world power, it will disappear," warned Macron.

The German defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU) said in Berlin that Nato will remain "the anchor of Europe's security". Common goal of a Europe capable of action" and not a "competition "is", as she stressed, referring to the United States.

Stoltenberg warns

Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned to drive a wedge between the United States and Europe. "Any attempt to dissociate Europe from North America, will not weaken the transatlantic Alliance," he said in Berlin. "He carries the risk of dividing Europe itself." European unit could not replace "the transatlantic unity".

The publication of the Macron Interviews occurred at a time of intense diplomatic activity: in addition to Stoltenberg, the US is currently the foreign Minister, Mike Pompeo, in Germany, to guest that arrived to commemorate 30 years of the fall of the wall and, among other things, with soldiers of the U.S. army spoke at the military training area grafenwoehr in Bavaria.

From the environment Macrons was reported that the President did not want the Interview, "Nato in its entirety in question, but rather the strategy and policy of the Institution". The anniversary summit of the Alliance will be held on 3. and 4. December in London.

France has a special relationship to Nato: The country was in 1949, although a founding member, but withdrew after the rise of nuclear power in 1966 from the military, because President Charles de Gaulle wanted to accept any order his troops under US command. First under President Nicolas Sarkozy, the country in 2009, has been integrated fully into Nato. (fal/sda)

Created: 07.11.2019, 14:19 PM

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