Germany’s foreign minister, Heiko Maas, has called for a new worldwide discussion on arms control, following the US decision to withdraw from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.
In an article published on German news website Spiegel Online on 6 November, Maas argued for the need to return to a serious dialogue between the US, Europe, and Russia “with the aim of examining the risks we are all exposed to due to new weapons systems and a flawed arms control architecture”.
As part of this, proposals for a new comprehensive regime to create transparency in the areas of cruise missiles and missile systems are to be advanced that will cover cruise missiles in a more international context.
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