. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the Alliance is opposed to nuclear weapons But will not get rid of its stockpile, if this is not done, Russia and China.
"The purpose of NATO - a world without nuclear weapons. But the world will not be safer if NATO will get rid of all its nuclear weapons and at the same time, Russia, China and other countries will either maintain or expand their nuclear stockpile ", - quotes the press-service of the Commonwealth in the Twitter words of Stoltenberg.
first, he said that the Alliance does not expect NATO allies in response to the situation around the Treaty on intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty) will deploy additional nuclear weapons in the European Union.
before the President of Russia Vladimir Putin had said that Moscow mirror response to the US decision to withdraw from the INF Treaty and also suspends participation in the Treaty.
The President said that the Russian Federation must not and will not become involved in costly for the capital of Russia the arms race. Meanwhile, Putin added that all offers of the capital of Russia on disarmament " remain on the table and the doors are open ", But asked in a persistent form in the future not to initiate any negotiations on this issue.