Russia warns of nuclear war danger
In an interview, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated that Russia's starting stance is that nuclear war is unacceptable, and that Moscow was successful in persuading the United States and other nuclear countries to agree on this in January.
However, he went on to say that the situation has since worsened to the point where a real and serious threat exists.
According to RT, Moscow attempted to persuade former US President Donald Trump to reaffirm the 1987 statement by US and Soviet leaders that there can be no winners in a nuclear war and that such a conflict should never be waged.
While Trump's administration refused, Biden's successor, Joe Biden, "soon" agreed with Moscow, and the statement was made in Geneva in June 2021 at the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The remaining three nuclear countries that are also permanent members of the UN Security Council, China, France, and the United Kingdom, all agreed and issued a joint statement.
"This is our unwavering stance. "We'll start there," Lavrov remarked.
The dangers of nuclear conflict, on the other hand, are now "very significant."
"I don't want them to be inflated artificially." There are a lot of people who yearn for it. The threat is genuine and dangerous. "It can't be overstated," he stated.
Lavrov also praised the Biden administration's first foreign policy move, which was to agree with Russia that the New Start Treaty should be extended indefinitely for another five years, as "good and wise."
On the other hand, it is the last arms control agreement left standing, after Washington pulled out of the ABM, INF and Open Skies treaties.(IANS)
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