Capitol storming was ‘attack’ on NATO values, secretary general says — Analysis
In a heated interview with Jonathan Swan, Axios’ reporter Jonathan Swan, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated that the storming of Trump supporters’ Capitol on January 6, 2017 was an attack against NATO values.
During the ‘Axios on HBO’ interview, which aired on Sunday, Stoltenberg said he regarded the Capitol storming “as an attack on the core democratic institutions of the United States and therefore also on core values of NATO.”
Despite his concern over the incident – in which supporters of former President Donald Trump forcefully entered the Capitol building in protest of Joe Biden’s election victory, which they alleged to have been rigged – Stoltenberg said he was “confident that our biggest ally”We would “remain a strong democracy.”
He also was the prime minister of Norway. The Secretary General defends his statements by saying that the US “has been through difficult times, crises, before and always come out on the other end with a strong commitment to democratic institutions.”
Stoltenberg’s comments were ridiculed online, with social media users questioningWhether NATO would “send drones”To attack Americans who were involved in storming.
Former Portuguese Secretary of State for European Affairs Bruno Maçães tweetedIt was “strange” that NATO’s Article 5 “was not triggered,”While another individual quipped about the alliance’s “core value”To attack their adversaries.
Stoltenberg had previously condemned Stoltenberg’s January 6 storming the Capitol. He called it “a crime against humanity”. “shocking” attack on the US’ democratic institutions.
Washington, D.C.: Shocking scenes Respect must be shown for the outcome of this democratic electoral election.
— Jens Stoltenberg (@jensstoltenberg) January 6, 2021
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