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NATO says its security not compromised by alleged U.S. spying

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Thursday he had no reason to believe that NATO's security had been compromised by alleged U.S. spying on its European allies. Full story

NATO's Rasmussen gravely concerned by Egypt situation

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Thursday he was seriously worried about the situation in Egypt, where the army has ousted President Mohamed Mursi. Full story

NATO head urges Georgia to hold democratic presidential race

TBILISI (Reuters) - Georgia must ensure presidential elections in October satisfy democratic standards, NATO head Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Wednesday told Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili who is locked in a bitter political dispute with the outgoing president. Full story

NATO chief hopes Afghan-led peace talks will start soon

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Thursday he hoped Afghan-led peace talks would start soon despite Afghan President Hamid Karzai's boycott of talks between the United States and the Taliban. Full story

NATO: chemical arms use in Syria breaks international law

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Friday the world had made clear that any use of chemical weapons in Syria was unacceptable and a breach of international law. Full story

NATO faults Russia over South Ossetia fence, also chides Georgia

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Wednesday it was unacceptable for Russian forces to put up a fence on the border of Georgia's breakaway province of South Ossetia, believing it could further inflame tensions in the region. Full story

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Anders Fogh Rasmussen joins NBC’s Andrea Mitchell to explain why he opposes military action in Syria – even as President Barack Obama grapples with what to do about President Assad’s suspected use of chemical weapons.

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NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili shake hands during a joint news conference in Tbilisi, June 27, 2013. REUTERS/Shakh Aivazov/Pool (GEORGIA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)

NATO Secretary General Rasmussen and Georgia's PM Ivanishvili attend a session of the North Atlantic Council in Tbilisi
NATO Secretary General Rasmussen and Georgia's PM Ivanishvili attend a session of the North Atlantic Council in Tbilisi

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Georgia's Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili attend a session of the North Atlantic Council in Tbilisi, June 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ivan Shlamov/Pool (GEORGIA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)

NATO Secretary General Rasmussen and Georgia's Prime Minister Ivanishvili shake hands before session of North Atlantic Council in Georgia
NATO Secretary General Rasmussen and Georgia's Prime Minister Ivanishvili shake hands before session of North Atlantic Council in Georgia

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Georgia's Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili shake hands before a session of the North Atlantic Council in Tbilisi, Georgia June 26, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili (GEORGIA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)

NATO Secretary General Rasmussen and Georgia's Prime Minister Ivanishvili attend joint news conference before session of the North Atlantic Council in Georgia
NATO Secretary General Rasmussen and Georgia's Prime Minister Ivanishvili attend joint news conference before session of the North Atlantic Council in Georgia

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Georgia's Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili attend a joint news conference before a session of the North Atlantic Council in Tbilisi, Georgia June 26, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili (GEORGIA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)