Our agenda with the United States boils down to one problem – the prevention of a direct military clash between the United States and Russia, which is quite possible, said the Carnegie Moscow Center director Dmitry Anatolievich Trenin on November 11 in “Right to Know!” program on TV Center channel.
“A Russian-American war is possible in principle, as is its escalation up to a nuclear war. You can imagine for yourself what happens next. This is serious. The possibility of this collision is even higher today than in the times of the Cold War,” – he said.
According to Trenin, everything may not begin with an exchange of massive nuclear strikes, like we talked, thought about, and feared during the Cold War. Today, any of the Syrian incidents could lead to the first Russian-American war.
“One has to talk about these topics. And it is indeed a subject for conversation. As for the broader topics, of course Russia and the United States have them. But I think that so far, in the current situation, we can’t expect too much,” he concluded.
In his opinion, a serious conversation with the United States on a wide range of problems will become possible when the Americans recover from their political crisis, and when we gain a new stability within this crisis. Until then, “we have to concentrate entirely on the existential, vital issue of preventing a Russian-American war.”
President Trump recently announced his intention to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. In the event that this happens, according to many experts, Europe and Asia may become saturated with US intermediate-range missiles. And in this case, as President Putin said, Russia will react. This means escalation of the conflict.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency