26 September 2022

Russian Official Says Contacts between Moscow and Washington on Nuclear Issues Still in Place

  • RUSSIA
    Sergei Ryabkov, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister.

Moscow, September 26 (QNA) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov confirmed today that contacts between his country and the United States on nuclear issues are still in place.

Ryabkov said in a press statement that as for the exchange of signals, through any channels and in any formats it is done, he could say that this work has not stopped, and the content of the exchange of these signals, of course, is not subject to disclosure.

He explained that the Russian and American sides exchange official messages, signals and private messages, in addition to communicating through the embassies of the two countries, pointing out that the Russian leadership has warned the United States against continuing its unlimited support for Ukraine in cooperation with its allies, which will push matters to the edge of the abyss.

Earlier, Jake Sullivan, the national security adviser to the US President, said the United States maintains the possibility of direct contacts with the Russian leadership, and is actively using it, including in the past few days.

He added that the United States had "directly" warned the Russian authorities of the "catastrophic" consequences for Russia of using nuclear weapons in Ukraine.

Relations between Moscow and Washington are currently going through their most dangerous and complex phase, since the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, in the midst of the Cold War, which arose between the United States and the Soviet Union and their allies after World War II.

(QNA)



Keywords

General, International, World countries, Russia
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