A broad dialogue on the question of nuclear arms limitation is required until the process can still be controlled. No European country can become the arena of a spiral of nuclear weapons.
This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany Haiko Maas, reports “UKRINFORM”.
The German politician said that now there is a threat of disappearance of any restrictions on nuclear weapons.
Multilateral rules have more holes, we are facing the threat come to a point where nuclear weapons will no longer be subject to restriction,
Maas called for Washington and Moscow to consider its decisions (on termination of the contract on liquidation of rockets of small-and medium-range – 24 channel). According to him, the prisoner, in 1987, the Treaty has shown that for the sake of security it is possible to find a compromise even in times of extreme confrontation.
The Minister also added that he had talked with Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. German politician urged his Russian counterpart to “demonstrate transparency” in this issue.
“We are concerned about deploying in Kaliningrad missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads. And we can’t ignore the fact that our Eastern partners in Europe is even more concerned about it,” he said.
Besides, according to him, the representatives of Berlin are negotiating in the US with us politicians.
We want to save the INF, because they do not want Germany or any other country in Europe became the arena of the spiral of nuclear arms… But not enough… We want more, we need more
– said the diplomat.
The Maas argues that even the preservation of this agreement does not guarantee peace in Europe.
We are faced with an entirely new situation in the politics of disarmament and arms control and with many new challenges
The Minister insists on an open exchange of views between the US, the EU and Russia on security issues in Europe.
Recall, 20 October the President of the United States Donald trump said he wants to break with Russia the contract on liquidation of rockets of average and small range. According to him, that the Kremlin had violated the terms of this agreement. In Moscow, for its part, said that the Americans are making such statements, “dati clumsy and crude,” and then they will have to take action, “military-technical” if the U.S. will accept this decision.
What kind of contract is it?Treaty between the USSR and the USA on the elimination of intermediate and short range was signed by Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan in Washington on 8 December 1987, during the Soviet-American summit.
The Treaty is of unlimited duration and prohibits to produce, test and deploy ballistic and cruise missiles, ground-based medium (1000 to 5500 km) and small (from 500 to 1000 km) range. The parties were for 3 years to destroy all launchers and rockets of terrestrial basing with the corresponding radius, including missiles in the European and in the Asian part of the USSR. The agreement about the actual reduction of available weapons was the first in history.