Iran accuses U.S. of 'shamelessly threatening' Russian Federation with nuclear weapons

Iran accuses U.S. of 'shamelessly threatening' Russian Federation with nuclear weapons

The Pentagon-led review of the USA nuclear arsenal and the policies that govern it was ordered by Trump a year ago.

"Our strategy will ensure Russian Federation understands that any use of nuclear weapons, however limited, is unacceptable", the document said.

The Trump nuclear doctrine breaks with Obama's in ending his push to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in USA defense policy.

The NPT, which came into force in 1970 and has been signed by nearly all countries including the United States, calls on nations "to achieve at the earliest possible date the cessation of the nuclear arms race and to undertake measures in the direction of nuclear disarmament".

It's part of an overhaul of the arsenal needed, says the Pentagon, because Russian Federation is building more, smaller nuclear weapons.

In its newly released Nuclear Posture Review, the DOD has focused much of its multi-billion nuclear effort on an updated nuclear deterrence focused on Russian Federation.

"The nuclear threshold is not being lowered", Wood said.

"The Americans are shamelessly threatening Russian Federation with a new atomic weapon", Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, a pragmatist who opened the way to Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers including longtime adversary Washington, said in a speech.

Nuclear weapons have been a fear and deterrent in full escalations occurring up to this point as the result of just one can cause severe damage of buildings, but nuclear fallout could affect both sides, not to mention the retaliation from the other side would be problematic.

"The Americans are shamelessly threatening Russian Federation with a new atomic weapon", Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, a pragmatist who opened the way to Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers including longtime adversary Washington, said in a speech.

"This new policy deliberately blurs the line between nuclear and conventional forces and eliminates a clear firewall", she warned.

Freeman, who served as assistant secretary of state for global security affairs under President Bill Clinton, said the review appeared to prepare to release the U.S. armed forces from weapons constraints they had kept for more than 30 years. For these ends, it is suggested that low-yield warheads be deployed in ballistic missiles and return nuclear-armed sea-launched cruise missiles to its arsenal. 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 a report issued last Friday, the U.S. made the rather unexpected observation that China should not mistakenly conclude that any use of nuclear weapons, however limited, is acceptable.

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".

Only one country has ever used nuclear weapons against another country.

The "tailored strategy" for Russia was meant to "pose insurmountable difficulties to any Russian strategy of aggression against the United States, its allies, or partners and ensure the credible prospect of unacceptably dire costs to the Russian leadership if it were to choose aggression", the document said.

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