France’s Firebrand Leftist Politician Jean-Luc Melenchon Says The Country Must Leave Warmongering NATO To Avoid Being Part Of A New Cold War And Join Hands With Russia

The head of a French socialist party and presidential contender has urged for France to leave warmongering NATO, admitting that he sees Russia as an ally instead of an opponent for France. Throughout a lengthy interview with France Inter radio on Monday, Jean-Luc Melenchon, the head of the socialist La France Insoumise (France Unbowed) party, gave his thoughts on the future Cold War and France’s role in it. In an extensive series of tweets, Melenchon expanded on the comments he stated during the interview.

Instead of joining America in the reckless Cold War against China and Russia, he believes the nation should participate in attempts to “de-escalate” the ongoing crisis. Melenchon feels that exiting NATO would be helpful to France since it would no longer be a part of the US’s “military aggression.” “I am in favor of exiting NATO. We must de-escalate the situation. We would never be drawn into the Washington cold war mentality with Russia and China if we quit NATO,” he declared. The politician also stated that Russia is an ally, not an opponent, for France. The West, Melenchon said, is to blame for the NATO bloc’s present stalemate with Russia, having broken commitments on the organization’s eastward enlargement.

“Russia is a reliable ally. Creating an enemy of it is not something I believe in. We drew ten nations from the east into NATO, which Russia saw as a danger. Especially when anti-missile equipment is installed in Poland,” Melenchon remarked. He also expressed his objection to just about any attempts to admit Ukraine to NATO. A decision like this would exacerbate the security problems in Europe, he argued, since Moscow would certainly regard it as a fresh “threat” against it. He has declared his intention to run for president in the forthcoming April elections. Last time, Melenchon received roughly 20% of the vote during the first round of the French presidential election. He failed to, unfortunately, advance to the next round.

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