Scotland will apply to join NATO if it becomes independent from the United Kingdom

Scottish Prime Minister, Nicholas Sturgeon, And he promised that in the event of independence of the territory from the United Kingdom, he would ask not only to return to the European Union, but also to NATO, In full discussion about the extension of this alliance as a result of the Russian aggression against Ukraine.

Sturgeon is calling for a second referendum on secession before the end of 2023, a repeat of the consultation held in 2014, because he considers that the UK’s exit from the European Union has changed the game board. London, however, refuses to grant it.

The virtual Scottish rupture with the whole of the United Kingdom also means the departure of all international organizations of which the country is a part, Including NATO. However, Sturgeon said he wanted a “strong relationship” with the European Union and NATO.

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“There is no doubt that the events of the past three months have reinforced my idea that this position is certainly the correct and fundamental position,” He reassured the Scottish leader during a meeting in Washington, according to Bloomberg Agency.

Sturgeon sees it “so fitting for Scotland” that countries like Finland and Sweden, traditionally neutral, now aspire to join NATO, He argued that Scotland’s entry would be “vital” not only nationally in the event of future independence, but also for the whole region.

The Scottish National Party (SNP) amended its historic demand to leave NATO before the 2014 referendum, But it still sticks to its demands to close the nuclear submarine base that was set up in Scotland.

With information from Europe Press

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