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Moscow not stopping nuclear arsenal dialogue (RIA)

Russia will keep dialogue channels open with nuclear powers, but will respond accordingly if the US develops more strategic nuclear weapons, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said. Her remarks, to state news agency RIA, follow an announcement by Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday that the country could move ahead with changes to its nuclear doctrine. That’s exactly what prompted a speech by a White House official who said yesterday that the US may need to develop more strategic nuclear weapons in the coming years to fend off growing threats from Russia, China and other adversaries. “We did not stop any dialogue with anyone. We didn’t cut any ties. By the way, we did not cut energy ties. We did not cut off the dialogue platforms”, stressed Zakharova. “We have always stated that even in the most difficult situations there is time for dialogue… Therefore, it does not make sense to be called to dialogue, we have never refused it.” THE […]
Source: News Beast

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