DISINFO: Washington calls the shots in NATO
  • Outlet: arabic.sputniknews.com (archived)*
  • Date of publication: June 16, 2020
  • Outlet language(s): Arabic
  • Reported in: Issue 203
  • Countries / regions discussed: US
US presence in Europe NATO

DISINFO: Washington calls the shots in NATO


Washington calls the shots on the policies of the (NATO) alliance.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about NATO as a geopolitical project of the US.

NATO was founded in 1949 by twelve sovereign nations including the United States.

It has since grown to30 Allies who each took an individual and sovereign decision to join this Alliance. All decisions in NATO are takenby consensus, afterdiscussion and consultation among member countries, which means that a decision can only be taken if every single member accepts it.

See similar pro-Kremlin disinformation cases alleging that NATO is fullysubordinated to the USA and that theBaltic states,Moldova andPoland are NATO “hostages”, or that NATO forces could be usedagainst European states opposing the US’s wishes.


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