NATO allies would act if Sweden, Finland come under pressure, Stoltenberg says

"It is inconceivable that allies would not act," under those circumstances, said the bloc's secretary general.

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BRUSSELS — NATO allies will act if Sweden or Finland come under pressure from Russia or another adversary before they become full members of the alliance, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday.

“It is inconceivable that allies would not act should Sweden and Finland come under any form of pressure,” Stoltenberg said at a news conference with Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson.

Reporting by Bart Meijer and Philip Blenkinsop.