Blinken speaking at a joint press conference with his Swedish and Finnish Counterparts in Washington, DC.

NATO: Sweden and Finland very close to joining alliance, Blinken says

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says he’s confident that both NATO candidates Sweden and Finland will become members very soon. But Turkey argues that NATO hopefuls have been too lax in ignoring threats to Turkey from Kurdish militants and other groups that it considers terrorist.