PHOTO FILE: Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev arrives to commemorate ceremonies commemorating Nazi Germany's victory in World War II, in the Red Square in the center of Moscow, in Russia, 9 May, 2019. REUTERS / Maxim Shemetov
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, warned Friday that the world was hoping for a dangerous era of military and appeal politics to Moscow and Washington to sit down for urgent nuclear weapons control talks.
Gorbachev, who contributed to reforms of arms control and democracy in the 1980s ended the Cold War, the comments to the daily newspaper Izvestia two months after the abolition of the significant nuclear agreement that he signed in 1987.
“There are dangerous trends. I want to make two out. These are the disregard of international law and the militarization of world politics, ”said Gorbachev.
President Donald Trump formally sanctioned the Treaty of Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) in August, opposing Moscow's infringement, and then testing a missile with a range previously prohibited under the treaty.
Moscow refuses to deny the time, but President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia now has no choice but to ensure that missiles that have previously been banned to ensure their own security.
The last major nuclear weapons control contract between Russia and the United States, the new START treaty, is due to expire in 2021. It limits the number of strategic nuclear warfare that two of the world's largest nuclear power can deploy.
Putin has said that Moscow is ready to extend the contract, but has complained about what it considers to be a refusal to participate properly in the matter. US officials have said that it can be destroyed when it expires and is replaced.
Gorbachev, 88, said the need for talks in Russia-Russia occurred more urgently when the INF contract fell. While Gorbachev does not have a direct impact in Washington and Moscow these days, his views and policy makers are still highly weighed by taking into account his role in helping the world-class architecture control architecture. .
“… He pointed out that this contract is the most important pillar of strategic stability. We need talks so that its destruction does not threaten war, ”said Gorbachev.
Reporting by Tom Balmforth; Edited by Andrew Osborn / Mark Heinrich
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