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US envoy to NATO Smith: there is no clarity on the inclusion of Sweden and Finland in the Alliance

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Benoit Doppagne/ZUMAPRESS.com/Global Look Press

The United States does not see clarity in the process of Finland and Sweden joining NATO. The corresponding statement was made by the Permanent Representative of Washington to the Alliance, Julianne Smith.

The Scandinavian states applied for entry into the defense bloc on May 18. Turkey opposed this decision, as Stockholm and Helsinki support the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, banned in the country.

Akif Çağatay Kılıç, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Turkish Parliament, said that Ankara could postpone the decision of the issue for a year. During this time, the country will try to get strong guarantees from the candidates.

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