Fifteen European states have supported Germany’s initiative to launch discussions with Russia on a new arms control agreement.
Europe’s security is in danger, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told Die Welt newspaper in an interview published on November 25. As difficult as ties to Russia may currently be, we need more dialogue, not less.
Steinmeier, a Social Democrat nominated to become German president next year, first called for a new arms control deal with Russia in August to avoid an escalation of tensions in Europe.
Fifteen other members of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) – have since joined Steinmeier’s initiative: France, Italy, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Spain, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Sweden, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Portugal.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 29, 2016.