Nordic neighbors vow to help Finland and Sweden in case of attack

Norway, Denmark and Iceland issued the joint statement on Monday.

By Reuters - May 16, 2022
Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre speaks to the media after a meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at Downing Street in London on May 13, 2022. (Henry Nicholls / Reuters)

OSLO/COPENHAGEN — Norway, Denmark and Iceland in a joint statement on Monday said they stand ready to support NATO applicants Finland and Sweden in case the two Nordic nations were to come under attack.

“Together with Denmark and Iceland, Norway stands ready to assist its Nordic neighbors by all means necessary should they be the victim of aggression on their territory before obtaining NATO membership,” said Norway’s Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.

Reporting by Terje Solsvik and Stine Jacobsen.