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Gorbachev: Nuclear threat is real, Trump and Putin bear special responsibility
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"Today the nuclear threat appears real again. The relations between the great powers went from bad to worse over the last years,” Gorbachev says

Former president of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev urged Russian and US leaders - Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump - to initiate the resolution on the prevention of nuclear war to be adopted by the UN Security Council. He wrote about this in the article published in the edition of Time, reported by 112 TV channel.

“I urge the members of the U.N. Security Council — the body that bears primary responsibility for international peace and security — to take the first step. Specifically, I propose that a Security Council meeting at the level of heads of state adopt a resolution stating that nuclear war is unacceptable and must never be fought. I think the initiative to adopt such a resolution should come from Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin — the Presidents of two nations that hold over 90% of the world’s nuclear arsenals and therefore bear a special responsibility,” Gorbachev says.

“Today, however, the nuclear threat once again seems real. Relations between the great powers have been going from bad to worse for several years now. The advocates for arms build-up and the military-industrial complex are rubbing their hands. We must break out of this situation. We need to resume political dialogue aiming at joint decisions and joint action,” he outlined.

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