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28 November 2022, 09:32

Zas: Use of nuclear weapons is out of the question

Stanislav Zas. An archive photo
Stanislav Zas. An archive photo

MINSK, 28 November (BelTA) – CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas told the ONT TV channel that he does not believe in the possibility of using nuclear weapons, BelTA informs.

“As for the use of nuclear weapons, only one CSTO member state has nuclear weapons; this is the Russian Federation. The military doctrine of the Russian Federation spells out cases when nuclear weapons can be used. I believe that even in the current very difficult, tense situation, such a possibility is out of the question,” Stanislav Zas said.

The CSTO secretary general noted that all international players understand possible catastrophic consequences of the use of nuclear weapons. “I exclude a possibility of using nuclear weapons in the current conditions,” he said.

Speaking about biological laboratories, Stanislav Zas noted that the CSTO had not dealt with this topic before. “Yet, now we see certain threats. We have created a possibility to deal with this issue in the legal field. A decision to set up a coordinating council on biological security was taken at the summit. The theme of biological laboratories will be discussed further. If some members of our organization see this as a threat, a consolidated assessment of experts and specialists is needed in order to figure out what it is all about and how big the threat might be,” he explained.

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