US Is Preparing Europe to Use Nuclear Weapons Against Russia - Lavrov

Henrietta Strickland
March 2, 2018

Russia's top diplomat has accused the United States of training its European allies for a tactical nuclear hit against his country.

"The main focus on the worldwide issues in the talks will be the settlement of the crisis in Syria, the development of the situation in Ukraine, the Middle East, the Korean Peninsula, as well as the cooperation between Russian Federation and France in the OSCE and the Council of Europe", said the ministry.

Moscow won't hold talks on the terms of lifting anti-Russian sanctions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after talks with his Portuguese counterpart Augusto Santos Silva.

Article I of the NPT prohibits nuclear states from transferring nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices, or control over such weapons or explosive devices, to any recipient whatsoever, directly or indirectly.

"Russia will continue to persistently fight against this vicious practice of double standards, including by providing support to the Syrian Army in their efforts to finally eradicate the terrorist threat", Lavrov stressed.

However, he noted that "Russia has deployed tactical nuclear weapons, does not conduct testing of its application".

Mr Lavrov concluded: "As we all know, these nuclear missions violate the Non-Proliferation Treaty and non-nuclear states plan and take part in the U.S. exercises and learn how to use the nuclear weapons".

"These initiatives we see on the part of the not promote non-proliferation, they promote the deterioration of the full implementation of it (the treaty)".

Russian Federation is persistently critical of the USA effort to install an anti-missile shield in Europe, arguing that its elements being stationed in Eastern Europe are an offensive move against Moscow.

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