|Libellé||Staline déclare ne pas croire que la bombe atomique soit un atout aussi important que certains le pensent, refusant de se laisser intimider par la diplomatie atomique américaine|
|Synopsis||Interview de Staline par Alexander Werth du Sunday Times|
Question: Do you believe that virtual monopoly by the U.S.A. of the atom bomb one of the main dangers to peace?
Answer: I do not believe the atom bomb to be as serious a force as certain politicians are inclined to think. Atomic bombs are intended for intimidating the weak-nerved, but they cannot decide the outcome of war, since atom bombs are by no means sufficient for this purpose. Certainly, monopolistic possession of the secret of the atom bomb does create a threat, but at least two remedies exist against it:
(a) Monopolist possession of the atom bomb cannot last long;
(b) Use of the atom bomb will be prohibited.