By: Agence France-Presse
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg mentioned Sunday that North Korea’s nuclear and missile programme represented a “global threat and requires a global response”.
In an interview with the BBC, he additionally refused to say whether or not an assault on the Pacific US territory of Guam would set off the navy alliance’s collective defence clause.
“The reckless behaviour of North Korea is a global threat and requires a global response, and that of course also includes NATO,” Stoltenberg informed “The Andrew Marr Show”.
“We call on Korea to abandon its nuclear programmes, it’s missile programmes, and to refrain from more testing, because this is a blatant violation of several UN security resolutions and it’s a threat to international peace and stability.”
Asked whether or not a strike in opposition to Guam could be lined underneath the clause that commits NATO members to return to the defence of one another, he mentioned: “I can’t speculate about whether or not Article Five can be utilized in such a state of affairs.
“What I will say is we are now totally focused on how can we contribute to a peaceful solution of the conflict.”