His views on the questions of peace and disarmament, of the international terrorism

 

  •  Today we ask ourselves once again: Does mutual nuclear terror serve as adeterrent against war? I am convinced thatthe equilibrium provided by nuclear deterrence is becoming increasingly unsteady; increasingly real is the danger that mankind will perish if an accident or insanity or uncontrolled escalation draws it into a total thermonuclear war. In light of this it is necessary, gradually and carefully, to shift the functions of deterrence onto conventional armed forces, with all the economic, political and social consequences this entails. It is necessary to strive for nuclear disarmament. Of course, in all the intermediate stages of disarmament and negotiations, international security must be provided... No side must feel any temptation to engage in a limited or regional nuclear war. (Memoirs. t.1, p.661-662).

      

  •  The aims and methods of terror are directly opposite to the aims and methods of democratic movement:  the struggle for human rights, in which the only weapon used is publicity. The modern international terrorism which is trying to destroy the democratic rule-of-law  states is, to a considerable extent, a creature  of the ideology,  strategy, and tactics of totalitarianism, and in some cases enjoys direct support of secret services of totalitarian states. (An interview to the newspaper Monde, August 1978)

 

 

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