BRUSSELS, November 26. /TASS/. Some countries don’t hesitate to break down the arms control system in a bid to "become great again," but it is silly to engage in ‘nuclear button’- measuring contest, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov said on Monday.
"In 2018, one hundred years after the WWI Armistice, some countries that are seeking to become "great again" have little hesitation when venturing to break down the system of nuclear arms control and strategic stability, which has been built through laborious and painstaking efforts. They withdraw from the smoothly working Iran nuclear deal and push their NATO partners towards expanding military spending of the Alliance," he said.
"It is silly and dangerous in the present-day world to indulge in comparing the size of their ‘nuclear buttons’ and testing each other for strength," he stressed.
"Security, including European security, can be enhanced only through common efforts. We are convinced that the bloc-based approach to security matters is detrimental and defective," Chizhov added.