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Belarus' Lukashenko sees no place for nuclear blackmail in world politics

"It's good that the Americans - we must give them their due for that - still have sane people who perfectly understand the dangers of nuclear games, especially with unpredictable partners," Alexander Lukashenko noted

MINSK, November 23. /TASS/. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is adamant that in international politics there can be no place for blackmail with the use of nuclear weapons.

"Our firm conviction is that nuclear blackmail should not have a place in international politics," he said on Wednesday at a meeting of the CSTO Collective Security Council in Yerevan.

The BelTA news agency quotes Lukashenko as saying that "the Polish leadership has declared its readiness to station nuclear weapons."

"It's good that the Americans - we must give them their due for that - still have sane people who perfectly understand the dangers of nuclear games, especially with unpredictable partners," he said.

Lukashenko considers as inadmissible statements uttered by some Western politicians about the possibility of using nuclear weapons.

"Things like that could not have been imagined just 2-3 years ago. Some Western leaders’ nuclear rhetoric breaks all bounds," he said.

He cited Albert Einstein's warning that there would be no winners in a nuclear war.

"I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones," Lukashenko quoted Einstein’s famous saying.