US Ambassador called Lavrov’s words about the risk of nuclear war “nuclear blackmail”
Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the risks of a nuclear war are now very significant, and this danger should not be underestimated. US Ambassador John Sullivan replied that Washington would not succumb to “nuclear blackmail” jpg” alt=”U.S. Ambassador called Lavrov's words about the risk of nuclear war “nuclear blackmail”” />
U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan, commenting on Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's statements about the “real danger» nuclear war, declared that the United States would not succumb to “nuclear blackmail”. He said this on CNN.
The rhetoric about Russia's possible use of nuclear weapons has recently escalated in a “very irresponsible way,” Sullivan said, while Sullivan said it was “not new.” “Unfortunately, what we saw just recently, — this is an escalation of this rhetoric, — stressed the American ambassador.
He pointed out that the United States, in order to reduce tensions, postponed and then completely canceled planned tests of the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile. “We don't engage in irresponsible rhetoric about nuclear weapons,” — Sullivan said, adding that in doing so, Washington is “ready to deter nuclear aggression against the United States.”
“We will not succumb to nuclear blackmail, but we will not tolerate nuclear saber-rattling and brinkmanship.” ,— concluded the ambassador.
Three days after the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the Strategic Deterrence Force (SDF) to be placed on a special alert regime. These forces are designed to deter aggression against Russia and its allies in order to defeat the aggressor, including— in a nuclear war. The next day, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported on the implementation of the order.
At the same time, the press secretary of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, argued that any outcome of the Russian special operation in Ukraine would not be a reason for the use of nuclear weapons.
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After that, Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin called the rhetoric about a possible nuclear war “dangerous and not bringing favor". He stated that the United States, Ukraine and the international community would do everything possible to keep the situation from getting out of control. The White House asked to reduce the number of statements on the possibility of starting a nuclear war.
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