Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that NATO was a “serious threat” to Russia, and the West’s positions risked a “direct clash between nuclear powers with catastrophic consequences.”
Lavrov also said he regretted that the US had rejected talks with Moscow over “strategic stability” -- a host of issues
related to nuclear weapons -- and said that without direct talks between the world's two largest nuclear powers, the risk toglobal security would only grow.
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