Monday, 21 March 2011

Italy Demands Nato Command for Next Phase. Italian Ship Still Sequestered

Article 5

The Parties agree that an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all and consequently they agree that, if such an armed attack occurs, each of them, in exercise of the right of individual or collective self-defence recognised by Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations, will assist the Party or Parties so attacked by taking forthwith, individually and in concert with the other Parties, such action as it deems necessary, including the use of armed force, to restore and maintain the security of the North Atlantic area.
Any such armed attack and all measures taken as a result thereof shall immediately be reported to the Security Council. Such measures shall be terminated when the Security Council has taken the measures necessary to restore and maintain international peace and security .

Article 6 (1)

For the purpose of Article 5, an armed attack on one or more of the Parties is deemed to include an armed attack:
  • on the territory of any of the Parties in Europe or North America, on the Algerian Departments of France (2), on the territory of or on the Islands under the jurisdiction of any of the Parties in the North Atlantic area north of the Tropic of Cancer;
  • on the forces, vessels, or aircraft of any of the Parties, when in or over these territories or any other area in Europe in which occupation forces of any of the Parties were stationed on the date when the Treaty entered into force or the Mediterranean Sea or the North Atlantic area north of the Tropic of Cancer.


Span Ows said...

NATO good. UN shit. Same as it ever was...and true. everyone knows that the one-in/all-in applies with NATO but with the UN you just never know when the chicken-shit takes over, worry, complain, withdraw.

hatfield girl said...

The Italian Head of State and Head of the Italian Armed Forces is insisting on Nato leadership for the Alliance now, SO. You can see his point - all these war machines roaring round Italy and parked all over our lawns - they can only properly be under Nato control, and only Nato can guarantee by treaty a response to any terrorist attacks by Gadaffi and his terrorists.