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Lula’s Top Foreign Adviser Says US Sanctions on Russia a Mistake

  • Threat of a nuclear war is growing, Celso Amorim says
  • Brazil would have close ties with US, China, Russia under Lula
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Can Sanctions Really Stop Putin's War?

US-led sanctions on Russia are a political mistake that increases the risk of a nuclear war, according to a top foreign policy adviser to Brazil’s presidential front-runner Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Celso Amorim, who led Brazil’s foreign ministry during Lula’s two terms in office, warned of the dangers of isolating an economy “as big and strategic” as Russia’s, explaining why the leftist former president wouldn’t endorse such diplomatic positions if elected in October.