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The US is preparing to use nuclear weapons in Europe. About it in interview to the Agency RIA Novosti said the Director of the Department for non-proliferation and arms control Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Vladimir Ermakov.
According to him, this is reflected in the location of Washington of such weapons in the countries of the Old world. Ermakov suggested that the pessimistic scenario may begin with the permissions themselves non-nuclear European States.
“Some are dependent on Washington’s country pretend that nothing is happening, or just afraid to even think about the provocative fact that in the XXI century in Europe is preparing for the use of nuclear weapons”, — said the diplomat.
Presumably, the United States placed in Europe about 180 B61 nuclear bombs, including 20 in Germany, the rest in Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey.
19 March, the Chairman of the Committee of chiefs of staffs of Armed forces of the United States General Joseph Dunford said that the US should not abandon the possibility of a nuclear strike first. According to the commander, US ability to strike a preventive nuclear attack complicates the decision-making process, opponents of the attack, and you should not relieve them of this task.
In February 2018, the Pentagon issued a new nuclear doctrine, in which he called Russia and China the main opponents of the United States. According to the American leader of Donald trump, the doctrine is aimed at reducing the potential use of nuclear weapons.
Earlier it was reported that in the United States began to produce a new nuclear weapon of low power, designed to fight Russia. New warhead W76-2 will be installed in submarines. Its capacity is about five kilotons.
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