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Irish Prime Minister rejects the possibility of joining NATO

Aug 3, 2023

The Prime Minister of neutral Ireland, Leo Varadkar, has said that his country has no intention of joining NATO, following the example of Finland and Sweden.

The Irish prime minister's statement was cited by the Financial Times.

Varadkar claims that Ireland will remain outside of NATO, despite the decisions of Finland and Sweden to join the Alliance.


The prime minister emphasized that Ireland "will never become a significant military power and will never be a huge asset to NATO, even if we do join it."

He added that Ireland would only supply non-lethal equipment and humanitarian aid.

Ireland has remained neutral since World War II. Neutrality has been the official policy for most of Ireland's history and remains widely popular.

Author - Olena Madiak, 03/08/2023

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