Iran: US threatening Russian Federation with new nuclear weapons

REUTERS

President Donald Trump commissioned a review of nuclear-weapons policy a week after taking office.

The US accusations against Moscow set out in the latest Nuclear Posture Review "have nothing do with reality", the ministry stressed, adding that Washington uses its trademark anti-Russian rhetoric to justify its own "large-scale nuclear weapons buildup". Previous administrations, both Republican and Democrat, have worked to reduce the threat of nuclear weapons, and this review breaks sharply from that bipartisan tradition.

According to SIPRI data, Russian Federation has 7,000 nuclear weapons while the United States follows closely with 6,800.

Upgrades to its nuclear arsenal have received less attention, partly because of its small size, estimated by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute at just 270 warheads compared to 6,800 for the US.

It also explicitly rejects Obama's commitment to make nuclear weapons a diminishing part of American defenses.

"On the contrary", Mattis said, the nuclear strategy reaffirms the role of nuclear weapons in national defense "while underscoring continued USA commitment to non-proliferation, to counter nuclear terrorism and to arms control".

Pentagon's allegations that Russia is lowering a threshold for the use of nuclear weapons are meant to have the Congress allocate 1.3 trillion US dollars to modernize its non-strategic arsenals, a Russian expert said on Tuesday commenting on the Nuclear Posture Review released by the US Department of Defense in early February. AI decision-making is much faster than human thinking and with applications for it being used in cyber security, drones and self-driving cars; the writer and others are validated for concerns that we are already in - or we may be getting ready to enter a new Cold War.




"Our long-term aim must continue to be a world without nuclear weapons", Gabriel said - the stated aim of United States nuclear policy under Barack Obama.

The Associated Press reported in January on key elements of the USA nuclear review, based on a draft version of the document, including its endorsement of the Obama administration plan for fully modernizing the nuclear arsenal by building a new strategic bomber, a new land-based intercontinental ballistic missile and a new fleet of nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines. Most of that money would go to new generations of bombers and new submarines, and a rebuilding of the land-based nuclear missile force that still dots giant fields across the West.

"In my view, it will stimulate an effort by countries that feel threatened by the United States to develop nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them to USA soil", he said. For example, the policy calls for "the rapid development" of a cruise missile that would be fired from submarines, then become airborne before reaching its target.

Considering how tensions have been between the United States and North Korea, many might forget that relations with Russian Federation are more than strained if not for the covering in the media of the Russian Federation investigation.

"The same people who supposedly believe that using weapons of mass destruction is a crime against humanity. are talking about new weapons to threaten or use against rivals", said the Iranian president while speaking in a video conference.

Alicia Sanders-Zakre of the Arms Control Association said she was anxious by "a president who repeatedly boasts about the size of his nuclear button on Twitter" and his "loose talk about nuclear weapons".

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