NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the Alliance intends to tighten arms control in response to Russia’s deployment of new missile systems in Europe.
Before the start of the two-day meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels, Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Jens Stoltenberg expressed concern about the allegedly existing Russian military threat.
“We will not repeat what Russia is doing, but we will make sure that NATO maintains reliable deterrence and defense in the world when there are more Russian missiles and there is no Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate and Shorter Range Missiles,” said the NATO Secretary General.
In addition, he stressed that the North Atlantic Alliance does not intend to deploy ground-based missile systems with nuclear potential in Europe.
“We want to avoid a new arms race, and, from this point of view, we want to determine what else we can do about arms control. A new arms race will be dangerous, but also extremely expensive, ” Stoltenberg summarized.