Neither the US nor Russia plans to use nuclear weapons. This was stated by the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after a meeting of the heads of their intelligence services.
“Let me say this, according to the information I received from my intelligence chief, none of the countries will use nuclear weapons at the moment,” Erdogan told reporters in Indonesia, where he was attending the G20 summit.
US and Russian intelligence chiefs held a rare one-on-one meeting in Ankara on Monday about Moscow’s nuclear threats to Ukraine and Americans detained by the Kremlin, the White House said earlier.
Erdogan said he wants the two countries to maintain a close dialogue.
“Of course we want them to come together often,” he said.
“God forbid, the use of nuclear weapons could lead to another world war. Let’s not let that happen,” he added.