He said this, speaking at the UN General Assembly in New York as part of a general political discussion at its 76th session.

“We are not striving - I repeat - we are not striving for a new cold war and a world rigidly divided into blocs,” TASS quotes him.

Earlier, the Deputy Chairman of the Committee of Chiefs of Staff (JSC) of the US Armed Forces, General John Hayten, said that in the event of a war between the United States and Russia and China, the world would face devastating consequences.