As stated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the conference on Disarmament, the US military is preparing non-nuclear NATO countries to use tactical nuclear weapons against Russia.
"Nuclear disarmament is hindered by the remaining presence of US non-strategic nuclear weapons in Europe and the accompanying destabilizing practice of "joint nuclear missions." Within the framework of these missions, NATO’s non-nuclear countries are in blatant violation of the non-proliferation treaty as they are involved in the planning of the use of US non-strategic nuclear weapons and mastering the needed skills. It should be clear to everyone that the US military is thereby preparing the armed forces of European countries to use tactical nuclear weapons against Russia," the Russian Minister stated.
The Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation also accused the USA of blocking the development of a mechanism to monitor the implementation of the biological weapons convention.
"The threat of biological weapons that can surpass all known ways of the destruction of human beings, due to its deadly impact, should not be forgotten. The development of the verification mechanism as part of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development Biological and Toxin Weapons is still blocked due to the USA’s position. I hope that our American colleagues will realize their responsibility for finding a way out of the impasse," he said.
Lavrov also noted that it is necessary to agree on a balanced program for the Conference on disarmament as soon as possible.
"The historical experience suggests that we should show our will and responsibility, compromise our narrow national interests, and give a consolidated response to major challenges of the time even in the worst periods," the Russian Minister stressed.
As was reported, earlier, the leader of the Crimean Tatars, Mustafa Dzhemilev, stated that Russia deployed six nuclear warheads to the Crimea.