Flash NATO statement from the USA
US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said that they want Finland and Sweden to join NATO as soon as possible. Price did not respond to a question about whether the United States would support Finland joining NATO before Sweden.
Spokesperson Price said at the daily press briefing that he would not answer a hypothetical question, adding: “This is not the question on the agenda.”
“This has always been a discussion about Finland and Sweden joining NATO together. We want to see that too,” Price said.
The February meeting of the tripartite mechanism between Turkey-Sweden-Finland was postponed indefinitely upon Ankara’s request.
Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson, at a joint press conference with Foreign Minister Tobias Billström and Defense Minister Pal Jonson in Stockholm yesterday, said, ” Some do not understand how serious Sweden’s joining NATO is. Provocateurs are trying to prevent Sweden’s membership. With Turkey. “We want to get back to a functioning dialogue,” he said.