Date: 03/28/2017 10:13
Information / Baghdad ..
It approached the Republic of Montenegro, the Balkan region to join the membership of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization after members of the US Senate voted overwhelmingly to make way for a final vote on the long-delayed accession to NATO.
Vote came on Monday by a majority of 97 votes to two in favor of ending the debate and allow a vote later this week on the ratification of the membership of Montenegro alliance. The procedure requires the approval of only 60 votes.
The Republican Rand Paul and Mike Lee authors who reject the two sounds.
Paul said before the vote that he did not benefit from forcing American taxpayers to assume the risk of defending a small country Black Kaljbl if attacked, a condition for membership of NATO.
He pointed out that the Montenegrin army of only and then the 2,000-strong membership "will add another country to the social welfare of the NATO vehicle."
But membership of the supporters of the former Yugoslav Republic said that it is necessary to support the countries of Eastern Europe that adopt democratic values in the face of Russia and also strengthen those countries relations with the West.
The disruption of the vote in the Senate for months after members Paul Lee blocked a quick vote.
Aides said the Senate they expect a final vote on Tuesday or Wednesday. They also expected the approval of more than two-thirds majority needed on Montenegro's accession to NATO. Finished / 25