sábado, 6 de setembro de 2014

Ukraine, Afghanistan and jihadists dominated the start of the NATO Summit

Future of Afghanistan, conflict in Mesopotamia and, naturally, the crisis in Ukraine dominated the first day of the NATO Summit, in Wales.

The Atlantic Alliance reiterated that the "commitment to Afghanistan will endure beyond the Allied mission", which ends at the end of the year.

When the yoke jihadist, that advances in Syria and in Iraq, the Secretary General of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, believes that "the international community has a duty to intervene" and promises to "seriously consider" any request for help from Iraq.

Already the British Prime Minister stressed that "what is needed are actions on the ground: the Kurds, the new Iraqi Government, neighbouring countries. At this pressure, joins the role that countries like the United Kingdom, America and others can play ". David Cameron pointed out that London is already the "arm the Kurds (...) helping the Iraqi Government (...) to provide humanitarian aid and to support the u.s. air attacks. "This all has to work together," he concluded.

The President of Ukraine was the guest of a round table where were the leaders of the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France and Italy. "Cautiously Optimistic" about the possibility of a ceasefire agreement this Friday, Petro Poroshenko left the Summit with a guarantee that NATO will assist Ukraine with 15 million euros to modernize the armed forces.

The "Peace", hundreds of people demonstrated near the site where the Summit was being held.

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