North Atlantic Council statement on developments on the Turkish-Syrian borderView the full event
As stated on 26 June 2012, the Alliance continues to closely follow the situation in Syria. In view of the Syrian regime’s recent aggressive acts at NATO’s southeastern border, which are a flagrant breach of international law and a clear and present danger to the security of one of its Allies, the North Atlantic Council met today, within the framework of Article 4 of the Washington Treaty, and discussed the continuous shelling of locations in Turkey adjacent to the Turkish-Syrian border by the Syrian regime forces.
The most recent shelling on 3 October 20l2, which caused the death of five Turkish citizens and injured many, constitutes a cause of greatest concern for, and is strongly condemned by, all Allies.
In the spirit of indivisibility of security and solidarity deriving from the Washington Treaty, the Alliance continues to stand by Turkey and demands the immediate cessation of such aggressive acts against an Ally, and urges the Syrian regime to put an end to flagrant violations of international law. (source) by Matthew Keys 10/3/2012 8:43:12 PM
PARIS - IMF chief Christine Lagarde will be questioned by a French magistrate on Thursday over her role in a 285-million-euro ($366 million) arbitration payment made to a supporter of former president Nicolas Sarkozy.
- Militants release seven Egyptians kidnapped in Sinai
- Syria rebels call for reinforcements as war spreads abroad
- France beefs up Africa, Middle East embassy security
- Iran's rulers risk alienating voters by candidate bans
- Somali lawmakers withdraw confidence vote against PM
- World Bank pledges $1 billion to aid peace in Africa's Great Lakes
- Germany backs call to put Hezbollah armed wing on EU terror list