U.K. Parliament Committee Urges NATO-Russia Dialogue
July 6, 2016 (EIRNS)—The Defense Committee of the British parliament has issued a 58-page report on the eve of the NATO summit, urging that "a meaningful dialogue" occur between NATO and Russia, lest "we run the risk of a descent into conflict that may be preventable through better communication." Like many other political forces and groups across Europe, of variegated ideological outlooks, a section of the British parliament has clearly gotten very nervous about the insane drive to war with Russia coming from the Obama administration and the British Monarchy.
"Dialogue between NATO and Russia is essential to reduce the risk of military escalation and misunderstandings between them both," the report says.
"We should expect any NATO military consolidation to be mirrored on the Russian side of the border. Further militarization of the border in this way could increase the risk of misunderstandings, miscalculation or accidents."
The report also calls for military-to-military dialogue with Moscow
"both before and during the Warsaw summit [to] reduce the potential for an unintended escalation of hostilities."
Despite its other features (denouncing Russia’s "annexation" of Crimea, calling for sanctions to be maintained, etc.) Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov welcomed the British report:
"I’d suggest seeing the report in a positive light, because there’s an idea to establish dialogue, despite some misperceptions."