The presidents of the United States and Russia Donald trump, and Vladimir Putin as the leaders of the major nuclear powers should initiate at a global level the rejection of nuclear war. Such opinion in his article for Time expressed first and last Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.
According to him, the nuclear threat again looks real, bad relations between the great powers for several years, became worse.
“We have to get out of this situation. We should resume a political dialogue aimed at joint decision and joint action,” – said Gorbachev.
Ex-President writes that the focus must once again be the prevention of war, halting the arms race and reduce weapons. “The aim should be to agree not only about the levels and limits of nuclear weapons, but also about missile defence and strategic stability,” he said.
Consequently, Gorbachev urged the members of the UN security Council as the organ bearing the main responsibility for maintaining international peace and security, to take the first step.
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“Specifically, I propose at the security Council meeting at the level of heads of States to adopt a resolution declaring that a nuclear war is unacceptable and should never happen. I think that the initiative of such a resolution needs to come from Donald trump, and Vladimir Putin, the presidents of the two countries possessing more than 90% of the world’s nuclear arsenals and thus bearing a special responsibility,” – said Gorbachev.
On the eve of his inauguration, trump has announced its intention to offer Moscow a deal: the United States will lift sanctions against Russia if the latter were to reduce their nuclear arsenals.
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