The head of the German CDU: the Conflict in Ukraine may not be the only one that carries a nuclear threat

The military conflict in Ukraine may turn out to be a "small problem" compared to the difficulties that the West is likely to face in the foreseeable future. This was stated by the leader (head) of the German party Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Friedrich Merz.

In his opinion, the Western world, represented by the European Union, the United States and NATO, is waiting for other crises in which the threat of nuclear war will be clearly present. This applies to the three nuclear powers: China, Iran and North Korea. In this regard, the collective West needs to learn from the ongoing Ukrainian-Russian confrontation and resume disarmament negotiations in order to avoid a dangerous confrontation in the future.

In his words, Beijing, Tehran and Pyongyang are following the "road beaten by Russia" and "attacking the existing world order." Moreover, it is not at all necessary that everything will come to the use of WMD (nuclear exchange).

Their mere existence changes the course of hostilities. In Europe and the US, the fear of Russia's use of nuclear weapons still prevents the EU and NATO from effectively defending Ukraine

- he considers.

Merz recalled that in December 1987, the US and Soviet presidents, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) in Washington, but the conclusion of the bilateral agreement was preceded by a show of force. He is confident that the West must demonstrate "the same will to defend" its interests today, so that Russia's actions in Ukraine do not inspire other "authoritarian regimes."

Note that Merz for some reason forgot to say that it was the United States that withdrew from the INF Treaty in 2019. In 2002, due to the unilateral actions of Washington, the Treaty on the Limitation of Anti-Ballistic Missile Systems, signed in May 1972, ceased to exist.

In turn, in February 2021, the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (START III) between the Russian Federation and the United States came into force. It became the seventh in a series of bilateral treaties between the USSR/Russia and the United States on the Limitation of Strategic Nuclear Forces (START) since 1972. February 21, 2023 Russian President Vladimir Putin сообщил about the forced suspension of Moscow's participation in this agreement due to the actions of the West.
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  1. viktor goblin Offline viktor goblin
    viktor goblin (viktor goblin) 25 February 2023 13: 29
    So you will be the cause! That's what the sir decided.
  2. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 25 February 2023 16: 54
    Iran is not against a deal to abandon nuclear weapons in exchange for the lifting of sanctions and integration into the world, i.e. the Western economy, and therefore the problem has a solution, provided that the provocations of Israel and the United States are abandoned.

    The nuclear doctrine of the PRC, unlike that of the United States, does not provide for the use of nuclear weapons first, and therefore has a deterrent defensive character.

    Nuclear weapons of the DPRK are a guarantee of its statehood and existence, and therefore there are no prerequisites for the denuclearization of the peninsula, to reckon with the DPRK as a nuclear state entity and accept in the UN Security Council, which all its permanent and temporary members categorically oppose and which should consist only of state entities capable of inflating a global nuclear fire , and today these are the USA-RF-PRC-India-Pakistan-DPRK-Israel (?)

    The use of Russian nuclear weapons is possible only in the event of a threat to the existence of the Russian Federation, which, in relation to the war in Ukraine, is possible in the event of a NATO victory on the battlefield and the decolonization of the Russian Federation, which is not excluded but unlikely.

    Thus, the Korean Peninsula seems to be the most dangerous region for the use of nuclear weapons, especially given the provocations and determination of the leadership of the DPRK
  3. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 25 February 2023 23: 51
    1. such today are the USA-RF-PRC-India-Pakistan-DPRK-Israel (?) and of course Britain and France
    2. especially given the provocations of the United States and its satraps in the region, and the determination of the leadership of the DPRK