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State Duma Speaker Naryshkin Proposes NATO Dissolution

Russian State Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin

State Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin has proposed to liquidate the NATO military alliance, the Interfax news agency reported Thursday.

“I have a special attitude toward this organization, which I consider a cancer tumor on the entire European continent,” Naryshkin said at a meeting with Serbian National Assembly speaker Maja Gojkovic, adding that “it would be better if that organization had been dissolved.”

The dissolution of the 28-member transatlantic military alliance, which was established after World War II in order to protect Europe from the military power of the Soviet Union, could be carried out in several steps, Naryshkin said.

First of all, the United States should be excluded from the organization, he said. After that “the whole organization could be dissolved painlessly,” Naryshkin was quoted by Interfax as saying.

Naryshkin said he believes the liquidation of NATO could be a good step toward strengthening security and stability in Europe, the news agency reported.

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