The Biden administration on Tuesday reiterated its support for both Finland and Sweden to join NATO as soon as possible after Helsinki said a pause was needed in trilateral talks with Turkey over the Nordic countries’ application to join the the military alliance.
State Department spokesman Ned Price was repeatedly asked at a press conference whether Washington would support Finland’s possible entry without Sweden, but declined to comment on what he called a “hypothetical” and not a “living question at the moment”. mentioned.
“This has always been a discussion about Finland and Sweden… (about) moving from an alliance of 28 to an alliance of 30.
That’s what we want to see happen,” Price said, adding that Finland’s joining NATO separately is “just a question we’re not considering.”
The Turkish president said Sweden should not expect support from his country after a protest near the Turkish embassy in Stockholm over the weekend, which included the burning of a copy of the Quran.
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