Lavrov: use of nuclear weapons against terrorists, there is no need

Lavrov: use of nuclear weapons against terrorists, there is no need

MOSCOW, December 9. To use nuclear weapons against terrorists, there is no need. This was stated by Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in an interview with Italian media.

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“Of course not,’ he said. – The President said. Use against terrorists nuclear weapons is not necessary, they can be overcome by conventional means. This is fully in line with our military doctrine”.

Russia continues to inflict strikes on “Islamic state” (IG – banned in the Russian Federation terrorist group) in conventional arms. On Tuesday, defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin about the use of cruise missiles of sea basing “Caliber”, long-range bombers Tu-22, su-24 bombers escorted by fighters.

Putin instructed to assess the results of strikes on ISIS new precision weapons. “We should analyze everything, everything that happens on the battlefield, how the weapons works. And “Gauges”, and missiles “A-101″ on the whole, established very well, it is new, modern and highly effective, we understand it now, precision weapons, and can be equipped both with conventional warheads, and warhead, that is, with nuclear design. Of course, in the fight against terrorists is nothing, I hope, never required,” he said.


“Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria. Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).