the United States approved the protocols for the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO

the United States approved the protocols for the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO

“This vote shows that the alliance is stronger than ever,” said Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer. In the United States, only the Senate is empowered to ratify international treaties.

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One more country on the list. The United States approved on Wednesday, August 3 the protocols of the participation of Finland and Sweden in NATO. The US Senate approved this resolution by a vote of an overwhelming majority, with elected officials from both parties (95 votes for, 1 against). A two-thirds majority is needed to approve the text. In the United States, only the Senate is empowered to ratify international treaties.

“This historic vote is an important sign of the United States’ enduring and cross-partisan commitment to NATO, and the will to ensure that our alliance is ready to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.”welcomed US President Joe Biden.

“Putin tried to use the war in Ukraine to divide the West. However, today’s vote shows that the alliance is stronger than before”Democratic senator Chuck Schumer reacted for his part.

This vote comes a day after the approval of the access protocols by the French and Italian Parliaments. Including the United States, twenty-three countries have already approved the arrival of Sweden and Finland, after these two countries renounced their neutrality due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

However, NATO membership for Sweden and Finland has not yet been obtained, which is threatened by Turkey “freeze” the process and accused the two Nordic countries of being friendly to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which Ankara considers a terrorist organization.

However, all the member countries of the North Atlantic Alliance must approve the protocols of action for them to enter into force and, as a result, Finland and Sweden will benefit from Article 5, which will -prompt a joint response in the event of an attack on one of the members.

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