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Supporters of new arms race have prevailed in US - Lavrov

April 13, 16:23 UTC+3 MOSCOW

According to Russian Foreign Minister, Washington set a course for dismantling when it comes to arms control

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

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MOSCOW, April 13. / TASS /. Washington’s actions in the area of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation show that supporters of the new arms race have prevailed in the United States, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the 27th Assembly of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy (SWAP) on Saturday.

According to Lavrov, Washington set a course for dismantling when it comes to arms control.

"Following the collapse of the ABM Treaty, the Treaty on the Elimination of Medium and Short Range Missiles is now next in line. After that, it is possible that there will be problems with the extension of the Treaty on Measures for Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (SEDD)," he said, "All this will have disastrous consequences, not only for those areas of international life that were regulated by these treaties, but also for the remaining mechanisms in the field of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. If we evaluate Washington's actions in this area, it can be concluded that the supporters of the new arms race

"It will be impossible to draw Russia into this costly exercise," the minister stressed.

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