Russia Warns Of Global Conflict If The Current Cold War Era Nuclear Pact Is Scrapped

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attend annual news conference in Moscow, Russia December 20, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Reuters: Russia warns of global conflict over nuclear pact collapse

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia said on Saturday that the scrapping of a Cold War era nuclear pact may lead to an arms race and direct confrontation between several global regions, after a proposal by Moscow was rejected in a United Nations vote.

Moscow had put forward a resolution in support of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) which bans Moscow and Washington from stationing short- and intermediate-range, land-based missiles in Europe.

Russia’s foreign ministry said in a statement that the UN had failed to vote in favor of the proposal.

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WNU Editor: We are far from the global conflict that the Kremlin envisions. But Russians have a deep instinctive fear of war, and the Kremlin is playing on it.

Source : War News Updates

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