Gorbachev: World has reached a dangerous point

BELGRADE – Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned today that the world has reached a “dangerous point” as tensions between Russia and the United States spike over the Syria conflict, EurActiv.com reports.

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.

“I don’t want to give any concrete prescriptions but I do want to say that this needs to stop. We need to renew dialogue. Stopping it was the biggest mistake.”


  1. One would think, after his personal experience, Gorbachev would know better about the true purpose of a “dialog” in US foreign policy.