Germany's Maas warns of 'fatal consequences' of nuclear arms race

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas issued an urgent appeal to halt the development of further nuclear weapons across the globe at an international conference on the issue hosted by Jordan. “We live in a time that has once again developed into a spiral of armament. And if we continue to just sit there and watch, this will have fatal consequences,” Maas said. However, the minister reaffirmed Germany’s commitment as a NATO partner to the principle of nuclear deterrence, meaning that his country will not get rid of the US nuclear weapons based there. Experts estimate that Germany is storing around…

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