PM Støre: Norway, Denmark, and Iceland to provide security guarantee to Sweden and Finland

Photo: Ole Berg-Rusten / NTB

Norway, Denmark, and Iceland are ready to assist Sweden and Finland with all means necessary if the two countries are attacked before they formally become NATO members.

Norway’s Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre (AP) announced the security guarantee in a press release on Monday, shortly after Sweden announced that they would apply for NATO membership.

“This guarantee is a clear signal from our side. We will do what we can to ensure a quick process so that Norway can ratify Sweden and Finland as NATO members very quickly,” Støre said.

According to the government, both Finland and Sweden already meet the criteria for joining the defense alliance. A Finnish and Swedish NATO membership will contribute to collective defense and strengthen North Atlantic security, Støre believes.

“We will further strengthen our Nordic defense co-operation. Our military forces work well together and have trained together for many years. We greatly appreciate the significant contributions that Finland and Sweden have already made as partner countries in NATO,” Støre said.

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2 Comments on "PM Støre: Norway, Denmark, and Iceland to provide security guarantee to Sweden and Finland"

  1. Neat. A strictly defensive Nordic alliance would be far preferable to a now-war-entangling NATO one.
    And the Icelandic Army has ever been defeated. 😎

    (I mis-posted this under the Threat article as well.)

  2. Oh. … *N*ever been defeated.

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