Russian Foreign Minister in TV interview: Lavrov sees “real danger” of a third world war – politics

Lavrov sees the real danger of a third world war

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov according to there is currently one real danger of a third world war. „Die Danger is serious, it is real, it must not be underestimated”Lavrov said in an interview on Russian TV shared by the Foreign Ministry on its Telegram channel.

Asked about a comparison of the current situation with the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Lavrov said that “back then there were actually few rules, written rules”. But the “rules of conduct” were quite clear – in Moscow it was clear how Washington was behaving, and Washington was clear how Moscow was behaving. Even today there are few rules, Lavrov said, referring to the New Start nuclear disarmament treaty. But “at the same time, all other arms control and non-proliferation instruments are virtually destroyed.”

There was also a channel of communication during the Cuban Missile Crisis that was trusted by the leaders of the Soviet Union and the United States. Today there is no such channel and no one is trying to create it.

In the Kubakrise 1962 stood the USA and the Soviet Union shortly before a nuclear war. New Start, the Strategic Nuclear Disarmament Treaty, is the only remaining major arms control agreement between the US and Russia. This limits the nuclear arsenals of both countries to 800 delivery systems and 1,550 operational nuclear warheads. (dpa)

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