Ryabkov: Russia considers it premature to begin the process of global nuclear disarmament

Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Ryabkov

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MOSCOW, June 14. /TASS/. Moscow considers it premature to begin the process of global nuclear disarmament, to approach this question it is necessary to take a sober and realistic. This was stated on Thursday by Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov at the conference “50 years since the opening for signature of the Treaty on the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons: progress, challenges and prospects”.

“We believe that such initiatives are at least premature, – the diplomat said. – We urge to approach the problem of nuclear disarmament is sober and realistic. The movement towards nuclear disarmament should be balanced and phased”.

He noted that it was “too serious, very complex and vitally important process to allow here to bring emotions”.

“The cessation of production of nuclear weapons, the destruction of all existing stockpiles, and the elimination of nuclear weapons and their delivery vehicles from national arsenals by definition cannot be done in isolation from efforts to conclude a Treaty on General and complete disarmament under strict and effective international control,” – said Ryabkov.