NATO to make collective response to hypothetical N.Korea attacks on US - Vershbow
Vershbow cited the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, which led Washington to invoke Article Five.
NATO Deputy Secretary-General Alexander Vershbow has called for mutual reduction of tactical nuclear weapons in Europe by Russia and the NATO countries.
"No one is concerned about stability of the situation right now, but we believe we can reach greater stability through transparency and reciprocal reductions from the current levels," Vershbow said in an interview with Interfax on Friday.
He recalled that, at the 2012 summit in Chicago, NATO decided to conduct a comprehensive review of its defense and deterrence policy, including NATO policy on nuclear weapons.
"The Allies made it very clear that they are strongly interested in engaging with Russia, first of all to increase the transparency of the current nuclear weapons systems that exist on the NATO side and on the Russian side, and then looking to the future to discuss the possibility of reductions of non-strategic nuclear weapons, recognizing that this has to be done on the reciprocal basis," he said.
"Dialog is still at a very early stage," he said.
Voice of Russia, Interfax