Germany urges Europe to avoid nuclear arms race

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has urged Europe to push for nuclear disarmament by starting new initiatives for arms control after the US announced its intention to upgrade and expand its nuclear arsenal.

Gabriel said on Sunday that, as in the era of the Cold War, people in Europe are especially endangered by a renewed nuclear arms race”.

He made his appeal after the Pentagon on Friday unveiled the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), a new nuclear arms policy that aims to revamp the US nuclear arsenal and develop new low-yield atomic weapons. The new policy has been denounced by many countries, including Russia and China.

Source: VOV5