NATO official: "Intervention in Syria unlikely for now"
NATO is unlikely to intervene in Syria, said an official from the alliance visiting Ankara yesterday. "For the time being there is no word whatsoever about NATO playing a role in Syria," said Gabor lklody, assistant secretary-general for emerging security challenges. "There doesn't seem to be an appetite really unless circumstances make it inevitable that someone should intervene, because lives are at stake in very large numbers and indeed if there is humanitarian tragedy unfolding before our eyes. But I don't think it is an issue that will come up very soon." A member of NATO's senior management team, lklody is the secretary general's primary advisor on the potential implications of emerging challenges for the alliance's security.