Maria Zakharova to Vestnik Kavkaza: declaring right for preemptive nuclear strike, U.S. doesn't know what they talk about
The Russian Foreign Ministry's spokesperson Maria Zakharova, answering a question from the corespondent of Vestnik Kavkaza, condemned the statement by chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford against changing the U.S. military policy which allows it to be the first to use nuclear weapons during a possible conflict with an adversary.
"These statements are made so easy, which demonstrates, in my opinion, absolute incompetence in the matter. When having rhetorical, political and PR goals, people start to fiddle with things that can just put an end to our world's existence with all its evil and good, it only means they simply do not realize what they're talking about," she noted in the first place.
"Such provisions should be discussed. Of course, there are public issues, there are military doctrines in which nuclear states reflect their approaches - but the frequency with which many politicians in the West fiddle with these things, reason on these topics, cannot but confront us with a question regarding their responsibility. I think that to some extent we should be grateful and more attentive to the dream factory's production on this topic," Maria Zakharova pointed out.
"One way or another, artists largely act as futurists, trying to make sense of the future in the context of this scenario. Why not reconsider all these films and understand that reasoning on topics which represent a danger to all humanity for political purposes is simply unacceptable. It is important to think whether speculations, using nuclear issues as an important political argument, may lead to apocalyptic consequences," the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry concluded.