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Lavrov: US actions force countries to think about obtaining nuclear weapons
19:31, 9 October 2016
Lavrov: US actions force countries to think about obtaining nuclear weapons

Bringing examples of North Korea and Libya of Qaddafi era, he argues that United States "does not touch" only nuclear states

19:31, 9 October 2016

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the actions of the US force many countries to think about obtaining nuclear weapons for defensive purposes. This he said in an interview with "First Channel", according to "Interfax".

As an example, he names Libya and North Korea.

"After the refusal of Muammar Qaddafi (ex-leader of Libya - Ed.) of nuclear weapons program very soon something happened to him that probably no one wish for himself. A number of leaders, including Libya's neighboring countries, began seriously thinking and talking about it. If this happened with Qaddafi when he went voluntarily for cooperation, and North Korea has weapons, and nobody recognizes it as an official nuclear power, but no one touches, why shouldn't them get such a right? "- Says Lavrov.

Yesterday the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that the tense relations between the US and Russia are worse than during the Cold War.

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