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Chancellor Scholz calls nuclear strike a "red line"

Nov 15, 2022

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz congratulated the leaders of the United States and China, who sent a clear signal on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, calling this threat a "red line" that can never be crossed. UNN writes about this with reference to the dpa agency.


US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the long-awaited face-to-face talks in Bali on Monday agreed that "nuclear war should never be waged", in particular in Ukraine, the White House said.

China's position was seen as a rebuke to Putin from a key ally. Putin and the Kremlin have occasionally hinted at the possibility of using such weapons for defensive purposes.

Scholz said it was important "that the two countries make it clear once again that the use of nuclear weapons must be excluded and is a red line that must not be crossed."

After previous visits to Vietnam and Singapore, the German chancellor arrived Monday night on the Indonesian island of Bali to attend the G20 summit of leading economic powers, which begins Tuesday and is expected to focus on the war.

"It will be another difficult trip," Scholz said of the talks before landing in Bali.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 15/11/2022

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