The head of the international Federation Council Committee Konstantin Kosachev commented on the statement of U.S. President Donald trump on his plans to increase nuclear potential of the United States. His opinion Kosachev shared in Facebook.
He called the statement trump the “most disturbing” on the theme of relations with Russia among all heard before. In an interview with Reuters he said the new start Treaty (strategic offensive reductions), is “a unilateral agreement.”
“Just another bad deal that concluded the country — that the new start Treaty, a deal with Iran… We’re going to start to do good things,” said trump.
Commenting on this statement, Kosachev said that the contract is based on absolute equality of nuclear forces of Russia and the United States.
“Its meaning, like all previous agreements in this sphere, precisely to avoid “superiority in the nuclear field” any party”, — said the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council.
According to him, this is what can guarantee the global strategic security. Kosachev noted that the validity of current contract expires in 2021 and does not provide for automatic renewal. He also said that after the entry into force of the start Treaty have not begun the consultations or negotiations on a new agreement. “And they are still going on, but it’s a complicated process, requiring years of work”, — said Kosachev.
He warned that the superiority of one country over the other in the nuclear field “will return the world to the worst days of the arms race of the 50-60s, when the warring parties tried to ensure national security by achieving military superiority over the enemy.” Kosachev said that this issue needs to be resolved soon at the highest level.
In an interview with Reuters trump said he wants to increase nuclear potential of the United States and bring the country into leading position.
“It would be wonderful, I wish no country had nuclear weapons. But if countries are going to have nuclear weapons, we will be leaders among them,” he said.