BRUSSELS (AP) — Members of the U.S.-led alliance must stand shoulder to shoulder to confront simultaneous security threats from Russia and the so-called Islamic State extremist organization, NATO secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday.
In a farewell speech as NATO’s top civilian official, Rasmussen said the alliance finds itself on the front lines of a geopolitical division between “tolerance and fanaticism,” and “democracy and totalitarianism.”
“We must stand strong as a force for freedom,” said Rasmussen. He said NATO and its member nations must face the fact that the new security challenges it is now confronting could last for years.
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Source: The Epoch Times