That’s the observation of German foreign minister Frank-Walker Steinmeir who said the present circumstances between the superpowers was more dangerous than ever, which is increasing due to continuing tensions in Syria.
In his interview with German tabloid Bild , Steinmeir warned that at least during the Cold War the superpowers had “red lines and valued them”.
He also mentioned that rift between Russia and US are not only tensions between Russia and the US is not only increasing but that confidence between them has all been exhausted and if this continues, we fall back in times of conflict between two world super powers.
“But regrettably it is daydream to believe that it was the old Cold War.”
“Previously, the world was divided into two, but Moscow and Washington knew their red lines and respected them.”
He said the Russia is responsible for creating tensions between east and west and it was vital that world leaders find a resolution to the Syrian crisis before it’s too late.
Possibility of WAR CRIME CALL in Syria
The caution comes after France’s foreign minister called on the International Criminal Court to investigate Russia for probable war crimes in Syria.
Jean-Marc Ayrault told France-Inter radio that “France want to get in touch with the prosecutor to find out how the investigate can be launched”.
Ayrault said his nation disagreed with Russia’s “bombarding” of Aleppo and “is committed as never before to saving the population.”
He said such an investigation would turn on Moscow’s role in the aerial offensive in the rebel-held eastern part of the city.
Meanwhile as tensions mount, Russia has blocked a UN Security Council resolution proposed by France and Spain on ending the hostilities.
Tensions have soared since Washington pulled the stop on talks with Moscow aimed at reviving a Syria truce deal, citing Russia’s brutal bombing campaign.
Russia on Saturday vetoed a UN draft resolution on stopping Russian and Syrian regimen air strikes on the war-ravaged city of Aleppo, with the United States calling for a war crimes probe into the carnage.
Russia has supported the Syrian government with a bombing campaign against rebel groups in the country for more than a year.
The US and some Middle Eastern powers have backed certain rebel groups seeking to overthrow the Syrian government.