U.S. Backs Place in NATO, EU for Renamed FYROM

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signs a memorandum of understanding and statement of intent with Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, the Deputy Prime Minister and Qatari Minister of Foreign Affairs, at the Sheraton Grand in the Qatar capital Doha on Sunday, January 13, 2019. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP)

ATHENS – The United States has expressed support for FYROM joining NATO and the European Union once a deal renaming the country North Macedonia goes into effect.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised lawmakers in FYROM for approving the constitutional amendments needed for the name change and other terms of the country’s agreement with Greece to end a long-running dispute.

He says the agreement is “a historic opportunity to advance stability, security, and prosperity throughout the region.”

Pompeo said in a statement on Saturday: “Macedonia’s leaders demonstrated vision, courage, and persistence in their pursuit of a solution to the name dispute, which will allow Macedonia to take its rightful place in NATO and the EU as the Republic of North Macedonia.”

Greece’s parliament is supposed to ratify the deal next. However, opposition to it roiled the coalition government in Athens on Sunday. The Greek defense minister resigned over the agreement and prime minister says he will seek a confidence vote.

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  1. let see…what would fascist C.I.A assassin be writing to the Patrick Theros… state sponsor of Terrorism…Qatar!a

    From Mike….Don’t worry … we have no plans to close our base in Qatar…because we really didn’t mean we were withdrawing from our war crimes war in Syria! That guy …Dr. Assad….and those animals from Russia ..killing all our religious mercenaries to overthrow the people’s of Syria …elected leaders!

    And Mike continues to write … Those inferior Greeks….they do exacly what we want …even give up their cultural artifacts and history fo us….just to add another base in …and get this …the NORTHERN MACEDONIAN!

    Hey by the way …your buddies in Saudi Araba….are doing a bang up job of genocide in Yemen…another inferior …and the poorest country of the world!

    You know Prince ….those are my boys …in the C.i.A killing and planning all these wars ..that support our Economy.!

    By the Way .. Prince …how is your old comrade ..Patrick Theros!

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