OREANDA-NEWS. The risks of a nuclear standoff have recently increased significantly, and the US is abandoning the term strategic stability, Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

"I agree that the nuclear risks have increased significantly recently, and that the situation in the sphere of security and international strategic stability is frankly deteriorating. The reasons are also obvious to everyone: the US wants to regain global dominance and achieve victory in what it calls the great power rivalry, it refuses to use the term strategic stability, and calls it strategic rivalry. They want to win, " Lavrov said during an online session of the Primakov readings.

He noted that the US is dismantling the entire architecture of arms control.