Source Pravda.Ru

The West Comments On Possible U.S. Unilateral Withdrawal From 1972 ABM Treaty

The West comments on a possible U.S. unilateral withdrawal from the 1972 ABM treaty. On Wednesday, December 12, U.S. president George Bush officially notified leader of the Senate majority Thomas Daschle and other top officials of the U.S. congress on his decision concerning the US unilateral withdrawal from the 1972 ABM treaty. Commenting on this statement, an official representative of the French foreign ministry pointed to the importance of the ABM treaty as an element of present-day stability of international relations. According to him, the stand of France on this treaty has not changed. France attaches great importance to the earlier reached international agreements, and does not want the ABM treaty to be replaced by another system, the official representative of the French foreign ministry pointed out. He stressed that prime minister Lionel Jospin had stated during his official visit to Moscow last October that the ABM treaty was the main element of international stability, and France did not want it to be changed. London believes it is premature to comment on the situation concerning the ABM treaty since the US administration has not made an official statement so far. In principle, an official representative of the British prime minister's office said, the 1972 ABM treaty is a bilateral agreement signed by the USA and the former USSR. That is why precisely the USA and Russia have the right to solve its fate. RIA Novosti was told in the British foreign ministry that it is thoroughly studying information coming from the USA in relation to the US administration's stand on the ABM treaty and working out its own stance taking this into account. The British foreign ministry's position will be announced later. The foreign ministry of Germany also declines to make any statements on the press reports concerning the US unilateral withdrawal from the ABM treaty until it receives an official statement from the USA. A representative of the German foreign ministry told RIA Novosti Wednesday evening that it is not customary in international diplomatic practice to react to press reports by making official statements, without any specific documents available. At the same time she believes that this issue will, possibly, be discussed on Friday at the European Union session in Laaken, and the US official attitude to its withdrawal from the bilateral 1972 ABM treaty will be formulated. As far as NATO is concerned, the statements of the US representatives on the US withdrawal from the 1972 treaty are not unexpected, the source at the apparatus of the North Atlantic Alliance told RIA Novosti late on Wednesday evening. At the same time, he pointed out that this is the issue of Russo-US bilateral relations, above all. That why, he believes, it is early to discuss the Alliance's official stand, in whose elaboration all the NATO allies should take part.

A year after the constitutional referendum of December 4th, 2016 that saw the victory of the NAY and the blatant defeat of the government front that had proposed the referendum, it can be said with certainty that the trauma for the defeated is now past. But there is still fear in them, not so hidden either...

Italy: Free fall

On December 10, 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, its thirty articles enshrining basic and fundamental rights guaranteeing dignity of the human person and equality for all, regardless of race, color, creed or gender. A pipe dream?

Human Rights Day: Let us hang our heads in shame
Comments
Putin makes first comment on Trump's Jerusalem decision
Putin makes first comment on Trump's Jerusalem decision
Pentagon can not accept Russia's victory over terrorists in Syria
Putin makes first comment on Trump's Jerusalem decision
Putin makes first comment on Trump's Jerusalem decision
North Korea has something bigger than nuclear bomb
Mikhail Saakashvili's bumpy ride in politics: From chewing his tie to climbing on rooftop
North Korea has something bigger than nuclear bomb
North Korea has something bigger than nuclear bomb
North Korea has something bigger than nuclear bomb
North Korea has something bigger than nuclear bomb
Russia unveils the date for the launch of the superbridge to Crimea
Pentagon can not accept Russia's victory over terrorists in Syria
Putin: Russian servicemen return home from Syria as victors
Russian athletes announce their decision about 2018 Winter Olympic Games
Serbia forgives USA for 1999 bombings, forgets all victims, holds joint drills with NATO
Why did Donald Trump recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel?
Why did Donald Trump recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel?
Why did Donald Trump recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel?
Why did Donald Trump recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel?
European Court of Human Rights: Promoting filth and insolence