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AFP: Gorbachev warns of 'dangerous point' as US-Russia ties sour
Moscow (AFP) - Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned on Monday that the world has reached a "dangerous point" as tensions between Russia and the United States spike over the Syria conflict.
Relations between Moscow and Washington -- already at their lowest since the Cold War over the Ukraine conflict -- have soured further in recent days as the United States pulled the plug on Syria talks and accused Russia of hacking attacks.
The Kremlin has suspended a series of nuclear pacts, including a symbolic cooperation deal to cut stocks of weapons-grade plutonium.
"I think the world has reached a dangerous point," Gorbachev, 85, told state news agency RIA Novosti.
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Update #1: Mikhail Gorbachev warns world is at 'dangerous point' amid US-Russian face off over Syria (The Telegraph)
Update #2: US And Russia Going To War? Gorbachev Warns 'Dangerous Point' Reached Over Syria Talks (IBTimes)
Update #3: Russia, US Must Overcome Lost Mutual Trust, Relaunch Nuclear Talks - Gorbachev (Sputnik)
WNU Editor: His proposal to establish a Council of Elders is tempting .... Political Elders Can Play Vital Role in Resolving Ongoing Conflicts - Gorbachev (Sputnik). Unfortunately .... I doubt that anyone in the Kremlin or Washington would implement (or even listen) to their ideas.