10/31/2023, 4:43 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Stoltenberg: NATO shouldn't be directly involved in M. East conflict

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday that throughout history, the alliance has not been a "direct actor" in the conflicts in the Middle East and added that it should stay like this in the future.

During a Nordic Council session, he reiterated that NATO members condemn Hamas' "terrorist attacks," but also reaffirmed that Israel's response must be consistent with international law.

The alliance chief underscored that the lives of civilians must be protected and that humanitarian aid to Gaza must be delivered. Lastly, Stoltenberg reminded his audience that the events in Gaza must not lead to "a weakening of our will and ability to support Ukraine," as another winter is ahead.

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