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Ghost Dog

(16,881 posts)
Sat Jun 18, 2016, 08:12 PM Jun 2016

NATO ‘Saber-Rattling’ Maneuvers Unhelpful, Steinmeier Tells Bild [View all]

NATO maneuvers in Poland and the Baltic states risk raising tensions with Russia at a time when more talk and cooperation are necessary to avoid fresh confrontations, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told Bild newspaper in an interview...

... “What we shouldn’t do now is to add fuel to the fire with loud saber-rattling and war cries,” Steinmeier said, according to the paper. “Whoever thinks it’s helping security to have symbolic tank parades at the Eastern European border is wrong.”...

... “It would be fatal to narrowly focus on military action,” Steinmeier said. “We need to re-engage with our partners on disarmament and arms control for security in Europe.”

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