The Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany Haiko Maas considers it necessary to start a broad dialogue on the question of nuclear arms limitation until the process got out of control.
He said this in Berlin, commenting on the US withdrawal from the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range, according to UKRINFORM.
“Multilateral rules have more holes, we are facing the threat come to a point where nuclear weapons will no longer be subject to any restrictions”, said Maas.
According to him, the prisoner, in 1987, the Treaty has shown that it is possible to overcome the distrust for the sake of security even in times of extreme confrontation. He called to think about it those who make decisions in Washington and Moscow.
The German Minister pointed out that even President Barack Obama has demanded from Russia to dispel allegations of a possible violation of the INF Treaty. The Maas, in his words, spoke with his Russian counterpart Sergeyev Lavrov also urging to be transparent in this issue.
“We are concerned about deploying in Kaliningrad missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads. And we can’t ignore the fact that our Eastern partners in Europe are even more concerned about this”, – said the politician.
At the same time, according to him, the representatives of Berlin are negotiating in the US with us politicians.
“We want to save the INF, because they do not want Germany or any other country in Europe became the arena of the spiral of nuclear arms… But not enough… We want more and we need more. What would be important for the global architecture of arms control was not the Treaty equal to only its preservation will not ensure peace in Europe. We are faced with an entirely new situation in the politics of disarmament and arms control and with many new challenges,” – said the diplomat.
The Minister insists on an open exchange of views between the US, the EU and Russia on security issues in Europe. In this process, in his opinion, also important contact with EU Eastern neighbours outside the external borders of the European Union. Need and global regime of transparency in nuclear missiles.
Arms control must once again become a major component of international diplomacy, said the head of the German foreign Ministry.