Political scientist Topornin doubted the deterioration of relations between France and the United States because of Macron’s position
Relations between Paris and Washington unlikely to deteriorate due to the position of the president France Emmanuel Macron on the inadmissibility of the deployment of nuclear weapons in third countries, says associate professor of the European law department MGIMO Nikolai Topornin. He expressed this opinion in an interview with Lenta.ru.
“I do not believe that the relationship between France and UNITED STATES can get worse because France is a nuclear power and the United States is one of the first nuclear powers, they are both part of NATO and are allies, ”the political scientist assessed the likelihood of a deterioration in relations.
According to Nikolai Topornin, the concern over the issue of nuclear safety arises for a reason.
“There is a universal treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, which has been signed by all major countries. But there is such a picture that in words everyone is buying into the provisions of this agreement, but in reality they are using loopholes. For example, they say that we are not deploying missiles with nuclear warheads, but there is talk of shells containing depleted uranium. All this leads to the fact that the components of weapons containing nuclear elements move quietly, which causes concern, ”he concluded.
Former Press Secretary to the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov appointed French President Emmanuel Macron’s remarks about countries deploying their nuclear weapons in other countries as criticism of the United States.
This is the statement of the French leader during a joint press conference with the head of China Xi Jinping. Then the head of state declaredwhich considers it unacceptable for a State to deploy its nuclear weapons outside its own territory, “especially in Europe”.