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Lavrov: US Nuclear Weapons in Europe are Unacceptable for Russia, Time to Return Them Home

Sputnik – 01.03.2022

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has declared that the presence of US nuclear weapons in Europe is simply unacceptable for Moscow.

In the current situation, Lavrov argued, it is important to prevent a new round of the arms race, and said that Russia calls upon the United States and its allies to join a moratorium on the deployment of short- and intermediate-range missiles in Europe.

“It is unacceptable for us that, contrary to the fundamental principles of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, US nuclear weapons are still present on the territory of some European countries,” he said while addressing the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva via a video call.

Lavrov also criticised the practice of the so called “joint nuclear missions” that involve non-nuclear NATO members, and which he said include scenarios where nuclear weapons are used against Russia.

“It is high time the US nuclear weapons are returned home, and the infrastructure in Europe related to them completely dismantled,” he said.

Lavrov also warned that Russia is doing everything it can to prevent Ukraine from acquiring nuclear weapons.

He argued that Kiev’s statements about procuring nuclear weapons are not just empty bravado as Ukraine has Soviet nuclear technology and delivery systems.

Also, Lavrov suggested that Western powers should refrain from creating military installations in former Soviet states that are not members of NATO.

He also expressed hope that Ukraine will realise the seriousness of the current situation, and that it needs to show independence during the negotiations with Russia.

March 1, 2022 - Posted by | Militarism | , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. He is absolutely right of course. The Atomic Bomb(Once referred to as the “Jewish Hell Bomb”) is also held by Israel(but, of course, they “Neither confirm no deny” having them).

    Most people on Earth have learned to live in peace, and get along with their Neighbours, but the ‘Leaders’ of Nations just simply cannot. Power is like a drug to them.

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | March 1, 2022 | Reply

  2. Hear, hear, FM Lavrov! (my kinda FM)

    Bring ’em [nukes] all home — and all the troops as well — plus all those from 800 or so US imperial outposts, huge and small, scattered on global land-and-seascapes. (China has — what? — one overseas military installation?)

    (I’d like to see video coverage of participant reaction to, and any discussion of, FM Lavrov’s prescriptions for “Disarmament”…after all, isn’t that what the CDG is or should be all about?)

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    Comment by roberthstiver | March 2, 2022 | Reply


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