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Helga Zepp-LaRouche Gives Pakistan TV Interview on ‘Ukraine Crisis and China’s Foreign Policy’

April 28, 2023, 2022 (EIRNS)—Schiller Institute founder and chairwoman Helga Zepp-LaRouche gave an interview to Pakistan TV World’s “Views on News” broadcast on April 27, titled “Ukraine Crisis & China’s Foreign Policy.” Anchor Jawad Tehami spoke with Mrs. Zepp-LaRouche and in the studio with Air Marshal Farhat Hussain Khan (ret.), president of the Center for Aerospace and Security Studies.

Mrs. Zepp-LaRouche gave her analysis of the significance of the hour-long phone call between China’s President Xi Jinping and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, saying: “I think this is extremely important and urgent, given the fact that the world really is on the verge of a nuclear catastrophe. If there’s any country which has the power and credibility to mediate this conflict, it is China. First of all, China proven in the past, absolutely, that it is impartial. It was able, as you just mentioned, to get the governments of Iran and Saudi Arabia to the negotiation table....

“I personally think that President Zelenskyy is happy that President Xi Jinping has reached out to Ukraine in the way he did, because the Ukrainian people are the worst victims of this proxy war between the West and Russia, and they’re being slaughtered....”

Moreover, she assessed that the economic-financial crisis in the West is making it less attractive as a partner to Ukraine. “But the West is not so attractive right now, because if you look at the banking crisis, the United States, only six weeks after the first, Silicon Valley Bank went bankrupt, and you have a new banking crisis erupting. The UBS took over the Credit Suisse, but that is not going smoothly. So the West has severe economic problems,” she spelled out. Whereas, by contrast, should the Belt and Road Initiative be extended as a Eurasian perspective, “Ukraine would be in a completely different position, and could become a bridge between Europe and the rest of Asia.”

Responding to Tehami’s question about how great a threat of nuclear war over Ukraine might be, Mrs. Zepp-LaRouche emphasized:

“The reality is, any peace-loving person, anybody who is not a madman or madwoman, should understand that the continuation of the escalation threatens the annihilation of the human species! ... Because I don’t think that a regional nuclear war is possible: It’s the logic of nuclear war, that the entire arsenal comes into play. And that means that all life on the planet will be destroyed in a nuclear winter....

“I think Ukraine would just be the trigger point. Because ... the U.S. has in their strategic doctrine the possibility of a preemptive use of nuclear weapons. And in the recent period ... President Putin has said that because of this existing U.S. doctrine, because of the general strategic situation, it forces Russia to do likewise!...

“Now, that is why I was making so much alarm on the question of how close we are. Because if you have the two largest nuclear powers in the world basically not trusting each other.... And that makes the situation right now much, much more dangerous, and that is why the Schiller Institute—we have been pushing the idea that we urgently need a new security and development architecture, which takes into account the interests of every single nation on the planet....

“We are the creative species: Can we give ourselves an order, which allows the survival of the human species? Or are we stuck in stupid geopolitical games.... I think war in the time of thermonuclear weapons is not an option of conflict resolution any more. And that’s why I think the 12-point proposal by Xi Jinping is the best formula to start negotiations with. It doesn’t answer all questions, yet, but the whole point is to enter discussion, to enter a process of sorting things out: Finding out what are the vital interests of the one side? What are the absolutely non-negotiable arguments on the other side? And then, to arrive a compromise at a higher level, you know, when you take a policy which benefits everybody, then you can find a peaceful solution....”

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