NATO membership could hinge on amendments

  • 1998-09-10
  • By Steven C. Johnson
RIGA - U.S. Ambassador to NATO Alexander Vershbow urged Latvians to support proposed changes to the citizenship law and warned that the fate of the embattled amendments will affect the country's aspirations to join NATO and other Western institutions."We have made it very clear - we think the amendments are a positive achievement," Vershbow said Sept. 2, during his first visit to the Baltic states since being appointed last year. "We only hope there is a good and informative debate and the people of Latvia make a good choice. It will have an effect on Latvia's integration into Euro-Atlantic...
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