Article 1 of the treaty declares that Nato members will "refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force". Article 5 stipulates that force is allowed if an armed attack is launched against any member; no other contingency for the use of Nato military power is offered. Article 7 acknowledges the "primary responsibility of the Security Council for the maintenance of international peace and security".
It would be helpful if Washington would stop behaving like a "rogue state" and begin observing the unambiguous requirements of international law.
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