Gorbachev urged Putin and trump resume political dialogue


RIA Novosti

Former President of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev in an article in Time magazine stated that Russia and the United States needs to “resume political dialogue” and to get out of the situation of the nuclear threat.

“Today, the nuclear threat once again seem real. Relations between the great powers are getting worse and worse for several years. Supporters of arms buildup and military industrial complex are rubbing their hands. We need to get out of this situation. We need to resume political dialogue, aimed at joint decision and joint action,” – said Gorbachev.

Gorbachev noted that the focus should again be paid to the prevention of war, and come to the gradual abandonment of the arms race and reduction of arsenals of weapons.

The ex-President addressed the members of the UN Security Council with an appeal “to take the first step to achieve these goals, and the initiative to make such a decision must come from Donald trump, and Vladimir Putin, the presidents of the two countries that possess over 90% of the world’s nuclear arsenals and, therefore, bear a special responsibility.”

Also, in his opinion, concentrating dialogue on the fight against terrorism it is an urgent task. But, in his opinion, as the kernel for normal relationships and ultimately partnerships, that is not enough.

Earlier it was reported that a telephone conversation Putin and trump could be held on January 28.