GENEVA (Sputnik) – Unilateral actions by the United States and its allies in regard to missile defense systems are influencing strategic stability by undermining the outlook of reaching a world free of nuclear weapons, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.
“A whole range of factors today is influencing strategic parity. Among these factors are the unilateral actions by the United States and its allies in regard to missile defense systems that are already showing destructiveness on strategic stability, and in essence are undermining the outlook of moving toward a ‘zero nuclear’ [world], to the goal of which I understand that many of those present here in this hall share,” Lavrov said during his speech during a disarmament conference in Geneva.
Lavrov said that Washington is modernizing its nuclear potential and that several non-nuclear NATO members are participating in “nuclear missions” along with the United States, which is in breach of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
“US arms are being modernized and several European non-nuclear NATO members are actively participating in so-called joint nuclear missions…
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