Sixteen European States Want Arms Control Agreement with Russia*

Posted: November 29, 2016 in Uncategorized

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Looks like most of Europe disagrees with Obama’s efforts to start World War III with Russia.

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Sixteen European States Want Arms Control Agreement with Russia*

By Peter Korzun

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.

The group plans to discuss the issue on the sidelines of…

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  1. This is good news. I wonder if Trump’s talk about cutting back on NATO funds had anything to do with this change in direction?

    • PeaceFrog says:

      He will be pushed by neocon hawks in Congress, but his forming administration seems to be realpolitik and sane.

      • Well, some are, some aren’t, Peace Frog. I note his Secretary of the Treasury nominee Steven Mnuchin is a former Goldman Sachs banker and hedge fund manager.

        • PeaceFrog says:

          I know that Goldman’s reputation in the 2008 meltdown was not very good. However, I see Trump’s picks as competent people that can put his agenda into motion. His picks are a far cry from the political hacks that Obama, and perhaps even more so, George W. Bush packed their Administrations with.

    • I think you make an excellent point, Rosaliene. The whole world, except for Israel, is moving away from the so-called Washington consensus and the only appropriate US foreign policy is to acknowledge and adjust to this scenario.

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