Biden calls ’emergency’ meeting after missile hits Poland

By Seung Min Kim and Zeke Miller | Associated Press

NUSA DUA, Indonesia — President Joe Biden called an “emergency” meeting of the Group of Seven and NATO leaders in Indonesia for consultations on Wednesday morning after NATO ally Poland said a “Russian-made” missile had two people in the eastern part killed land near the Ukrainian border.

Biden, who was woken up overnight by staffers with news of the missile blast while he was in Indonesia for the Group-20 summit, called Polish President Andrzej Duda early Wednesday to offer his “deep condolences” for the loss of to express human life. Biden tweeted “full U.S. support and assistance in Poland’s investigation” and “reaffirmed the United States’ ironclad commitment to NATO.”

The US President met at a large round table in a ballroom at his hotel and received the leaders of the G-7, which includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the European Union with the President of the European Council and the Prime Ministers of NATO allies Spain and the Netherlands.

Biden replied “no” to reporters asking if he would provide an update on the situation in Poland.

A statement from the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs identified the missile as Russian-made. But Poland’s President Duda was more cautious about its provenance, saying officials didn’t know for sure who fired it or where it was made. He said it was “most likely” made in Russia, but that’s still being verified. If confirmed, it would be the first time a Russian weapon has fallen on a NATO country since the invasion of Ukraine.

The basis of the NATO alliance is the principle that an attack on one member is an attack on all.

https://www.ocregister.com/2022/11/15/biden-calls-emergency-meeting-after-missile-hits-poland/ Biden calls ’emergency’ meeting after missile hits Poland

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