Sweden suspends NATO membership process 'indefinitely'

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Sweden suspends NATO membership process 'indefinitely'

Finland can join NATO on its own, Sweden has suspended the process of joining the alliance for an "indefinite period". The reason for this decision was Turkey's reaction to the burning of the Koran by right-wing extremist Rasmus Paludan and criticism of the Turkish leader. According to Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billström, Stockholm will try to achieve positive decisions on this issue in the near future.

Sweden has suspended its accession to NATO, Finland continues the process and, most likely, will join the alliance on its own. The Swedish government still hopes to solve the problem with Turkey quickly and join the bloc before this summer. But in Ankara they don’t think so, the recent events with the burning of the Koran and public insults of the Turkish president greatly angered Erdogan, who had already ruled out support for Sweden’s application to NATO. The Swedes think that they will still persuade the Turks.



The events of the last few weeks have temporarily put the process on hold, but of course it is still relevant (...) Of course, recent events have not made things easier, but in the end, it is the memorandum and the commitments made that should be decisive

- said the Swedish minister.

In Stockholm, they emphasize that they have almost fulfilled all the requirements of Turkey and Ankara is simply obliged to support Sweden's application, despite the scandal that has erupted, this should all happen at the summit in Vilnius, which is scheduled for July this year.

Sweden applied to join NATO in May 2022 along with Finland. As NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at the time, "the process will not take long." However, everything rested on Turkey, which, as it turned out, has a lot of questions for these two countries. And if the Finns somehow managed to resolve their differences with Ankara, then the Swedes not so much. And the latest antics with the burning of the Koran and insulting the Prophet Mohammed can make the process of Sweden's entry into NATO very long.
  • https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/index.htm
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  1. +2
    29 January 2023 08: 25
    Thanks Turkey!!! Answered for the Quran...
    1. +8
      29 January 2023 08: 30
      Come on, Luca... Erdogan is trading like a simple shopkeeper. He needs F-35s
      1. +4
        29 January 2023 08: 33
        Oh, come on, Evgenia, if he let the Swedes into NATO, who have been dynamizing Turkey’s entry into the EU for 40-something years ... Then they would not hang Erdogan’s stuffed animal on the bridge, and not in Swedish, but in Turkish, and not by the legs , but for the mustache
      2. +1
        29 January 2023 09: 04
        There are things more expensive than the F-35: this is the honor and dignity of the country, the faith of its citizens.
      3. +4
        29 January 2023 09: 04
        Finland can join NATO on its own

        Hot Finnish guys tensed, feeling the Swedish catch - What are we to sit alone in the trenches now? lol Now we thought, What if we send someone to the Turkish embassy to burn the Koran. lol
    2. +2
      29 January 2023 08: 32
      Quote from Luka Nord
      Answered for the Quran...

      The most bloody - religious wars!
    3. +2
      29 January 2023 08: 41
      I wonder what would happen if someone burned the Gospel or the Torah, the Tanakh or the Talmud (what is sacred is not in the know), why are the attacks on Islam all the time?
      1. +2
        29 January 2023 10: 13
        Why is Islam being attacked all the time?
        - because the burned Koran is automatically translated by Muslims into the category of an aggressive ram, then his throat is cut, because he is dangerous. This is how you can control the actions and reactions of the Islamic world. Very comfortably. And the Christian world is long gone - there are no levers of influence on it. So if someone had burned the Gospel, nothing would have happened. Jews, on the other hand, are not very religious and are relatively few in number in the world.
      2. 0
        30 January 2023 20: 50
        Europe has a very difficult situation with Muslim refugees. Let's just say - they do not behave very well from the point of view of Europeans. Where do the roots of all these "freedoms of expression" grow from?
  2. -3
    29 January 2023 08: 31
    Erdogan quickly "sorted it out" with Sweden. And the Russian Federation with the Finns "chews snot."
    It's a shame, however.
    1. +5
      29 January 2023 08: 42
      Sweden is smarter than Finns. Sweden verbally "wants" NATO and at the same time allows actions such as burning the Koran several times.
  3. 0
    29 January 2023 08: 34
    Yes, someone signed his personal verdict, and even so actively, I hope this idiot will be executed soon, I don’t think that the Muslim world will leave everything like that, put on the brakes, there was an example when someone lost his life for caricatures in France!
    1. +1
      29 January 2023 08: 46
      Quote: belovvladimir
      Yes, someone signed his personal verdict, and even so actively, I hope this idiot will be executed soon, I don’t think that the Muslim world will leave everything like that, put on the brakes, there was an example when someone lost his life for caricatures in France!


      We already had a war with Islamic radicals in the country, we are still fighting with them in Syria and imprisoning them for 20 years all over Russia. Therefore, rejoicing that they will kill one of their opponents = rejoicing in the death of a natural ally (the enemy of my enemy).
      And peaceful non-Islamic Muslims may be upset by the burning of the Koran, but they will not kill for it, they simply stop communicating with the burner or try to peacefully convince him that he is wrong, without violence.
  4. +2
    29 January 2023 08: 38
    And what has changed from this? Sweden supplied weapons and money to 404 before the entry attempt, so it will be after. Someone rejoices, but in fact there’s nothing to be happy about, someone says that if it weren’t for the NWO, they would not have joined NATO, also stupidity .... They were waiting only for a reason, but there is always a reason
  5. 0
    29 January 2023 08: 39
    I believe that Erdogan has not yet paid for the gas hub. Add Finns to this amount of calculations.
  6. +1
    29 January 2023 08: 39
    Sweden suspends alliance membership process 'indefinitely'
    Suspended does not mean abandoned. Now they will wait out the intensity of passions, and then they will try again. And Erdogan in this regard was not as accommodating as expected in the United States and Sweden, moreover, the mocking action of the Swedish Natsik helped.
  7. +2
    29 January 2023 09: 06
    Doubt creeps in that the Swedes have changed their minds about going into the bondage of the United States, have come to their senses or calculated the consequences.
    The Swedish military-industrial complex is well developed, and so it will not be known.
    It seems that it is not in vain that this activist travels around countries and burns the Koran in front of embassies, under police protection?
  8. 0
    29 January 2023 09: 14
    In Stockholm, they emphasize that they have almost fulfilled all the requirements of Turkey and Ankara is simply obliged to support the application of Sweden

    "Almost" doesn't count... request
  9. +1
    29 January 2023 09: 53
    Have the Swedes started this provocation with a specialist? After all, they were not fools, but they acted like idiots. Either "Erdogan" was hung upside down, or the Koran was burned. Now there will be movement in the Islamic world. But NATO is canceled and "most importantly, I have absolutely nothing to do with it."
  10. +1
    29 January 2023 10: 14
    How long will we wait for the burning of the Koran by the Finns ???
  11. 0
    29 January 2023 10: 18
    Suspended?! Damn clowns!
    She got suspended!!!
    By the way, the Orthodox of Russia categorically condemn the actions of the Swedish (well, in Sweden - the Swedes, and the Swedes - in Sweden) unreasonable uncle, who showed the attitude of the political elites of Sweden towards Muslims.
    It turns out garbage - they are tolerant of LGBT people, but the Muslims did not please them - nationalists, what to take from them.
  12. HAM
    0
    29 January 2023 10: 38
    In any case, the Swedes did the greatest stupidity. Much can be forgiven, but when it comes to faith and the soul, there will be no forgiveness. Yes, they can pretend that everything has settled down, but at every opportunity, the Swedes will feel a reaction to their intemperance.
    The Swedes themselves have nothing sacred left, so they spit in the soul of others ... they not only offended the Turks ...
  13. +4
    29 January 2023 11: 11
    Formal entry is not as important as the actual integration of headquarters with NATO headquarters.
    And the integration of air defense and weapons. Although Sweden is already on NATO calibers.
  14. 0
    29 January 2023 11: 32
    Let's be frank: it was not Sweden that suspended the process of joining NATO, but Turkey suspended this process for it.
  15. +1
    29 January 2023 11: 44
    Quote from Egeni
    Come on, Luca... Erdogan is trading like a simple shopkeeper. He needs F-35s

    And there is! drinks
  16. 0
    29 January 2023 12: 48
    Sweden's chances of joining were greatly reduced.

    See the article "To NATO: Sweden and the Saimaa Canal." https://trymava.rf/?p=40535 And there are serious suspicions that by joining, Sweden would have destroyed NATO from the inside (link inside the article by link)
  17. 0
    29 January 2023 12: 51
    Quote from Egeni
    Come on, Luca... Erdogan is trading like a simple shopkeeper. He needs F-35s

    Do you think that he was not informed about the quality of this sometimes flying scrap metal? Or is he counting on a kickback for accepting the purchase of this G.? /sincerely perplexed\
  18. 0
    30 January 2023 07: 29
    Quote: Metallurg_2
    Let's be frank: it was not Sweden that suspended the process of joining NATO, but Turkey suspended this process for it.

    the title of the topic is a little wrong, she was stopped (Erdoganych tried)

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