The reason for this decision was the termination of the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF Treaty) between the United States and Russia, increased tensions between the United States and Iran, and climate change.
“The situation has obviously worsened. As for the climate, the question is dark, experts have not yet agreed. As for Iran, this is very serious. The fact that the escalation has been stopped so far is a great success and success, ”Zhuravlev said.
As for the treaties, the expert noted, their liquidation is "an explosion of the entire international security system."
“And this is probably the biggest step towards the so-called“ nuclear midnight, ”he added.
According to the expert, at the moment the task is “to conclude some new system of agreements until the last step is made by midnight.”
Previously, the hands of the so-called Doomsday Clock moved forward by 20 seconds, at the moment they show 100 seconds before the "nuclear midnight".