Sergey Labrutto: Valeriy Melnikov / RIA Novosti
USA increase the risk of a nuclear conflict, and make the modern world more dangerous. The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergei Lavrov said at a press conference after a meeting with his Iraqi counterpart Mohammad Ali al-Hakim.
According to the head of the Russian foreign Ministry, the threshold of use of nuclear weapons lowers the development by Americans of ammunition of low power, such as a new nuclear warhead W76-2. “Of course, it does not add security to the modern world”, — quotes its words of RIA Novosti.
Lavrov pointed out that Europe and NATO wittingly or unwittingly supported the unilateral actions of Washington, including the withdrawal from the Treaty on the limitation of anti-ballistic missile systems and the violation of the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty). The Minister added that Moscow will monitor the reaction of the European countries “to a new round of US unilateral actions, which undermine strategic stability.”
At the same time, the Minister indicated that Russia continues to offer the American side to resume the dialogue on strategic stability, said TASS.
16 January the US announced the date of withdrawal from the INF Treaty if Moscow will not return to its execution. The process will begin on 2 February.
The Treaty does not allow parties to have ballistic missiles, land-based and cruise missiles with ranges between 500 and 5.5 thousand kilometers. Moscow and Washington have regularly accused each other of violating its terms. USA, in particular, criticized Russia for the fact that the latter hides the true potential of cruise missiles 9М729 complex “Iskander-M”. In the Pentagon believe that a ground missile has a range of 500 kilometers. Moscow denies this.
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