NATO President Jens Stoltenberg addressed concerns about how conflicts in Ukraine and Gaza were being handled. He stressed the importance of following international and humanitarian laws in all conflict areas to protect civilians.
Stoltenberg also highlighted the differences between these situations.
Stoltenberg emphasized that Ukraine hadn't posed a threat to Russia. He highlighted Russia's invasion into Ukraine as unprovoked, violating Ukraine's territorial integrity.
Stoltenberg reiterated Ukraine's right to defend itself against such an unprovoked attack.
Stoltenberg responded to concerns raised by Arab leaders about potential double standards in how Western nations address Israel's actions in Gaza versus Russia's actions in Ukraine.
He emphasized the need for consistent application of international law in all conflicts, recognizing the unique characteristics of both the Gaza and Ukraine situations. "Ukraine never posed a threat to Russia, Ukraine never attacked Russia," he said.
"The Russian invasion of Ukraine was an unprovoked invasion, a full-scale invasion, of another country," he continued. "So, of course, Ukraine has the right to self-defence against an unprovoked attack and to uphold territorial integrity." "We must not give up working for a lasting, political peace solution,"
Jens Stoltenberg and his goals
Jens Stoltenberg is ready to work for peace in Palestine.
He has encouraged it many times now. However, no one has yet taken concrete steps to stop the current events in the Middle East. In this atmosphere, it is hard to expect that peace will ever be an option, whether now or in the future.
Stoltenberg has a special policy.
For him, the most important thing at this moment is that the conflict does not reach larger proportions. It's not just his fear. This is the fear of leaders around the world. "It is important that this conflict does not escalate into a larger regional conflict, our message to Iran is that they should not use instability,” he said