The Russian delegation hoped that “the United States does not intend to engage in a conflict with Russia using conventional weapons”
Jul 14, 2021
DUSHANBE, July 14. /TASS/. Russia intended to declare inadmissibility of any war with the US, not just a nuclear one, in a statement following the Putin-Biden summit in Geneva. This position was expressed by the Russian side at a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Council of Foreign Ministers in Dushanbe on Wednesday, according to sources in the Russian delegation.
According to the agency’s interlocutors, at the meeting, it was stated that the Putin-Biden agreements of June 16 on the inadmissibility of unleashing a nuclear war and launching an integrated dialogue on strategic stability and future arms control were a rather positive step. According to the sources, the Russian delegation said that Moscow wanted “to state the inadmissibility of any war with the US, not only a nuclear one, considering the risks of it descending into a nuclear conflict between Russia and the US,” but the parties “so far agreed that it is precisely a nuclear war that was inadmissible.”
As the source emphasized, the Russian delegation hoped that “the United States does not intend to engage in a conflict with Russia using conventional weapons.”
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