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USA 'shamelessly threatening Russian Federation with atomic weapon', says Iran's Rouhani

USA 'shamelessly threatening Russian Federation with atomic weapon', says Iran's Rouhani

First, it would modify "a small number" of existing long-range ballistic missiles carried by Trident strategic submarines to fit them with smaller-yield nuclear warheads. It notes that such agreements can foster cooperation and confidence among nuclear weapons states and reduce the risk of miscalculation that could lead to war, but it also accuses Russian Federation of undermining those aims by violating numerous treaties.

The new policy was applauded by establishment Republican defense experts, including some who have shuddered at Trump's threats to use nuclear weapons against North Korea, but have anxious that he was insufficiently focused on Russia's nuclear modernization. It was hardly a novel idea: Republican and Democratic administrations embraced nuclear arms reduction efforts for decades, even during tense points of the Cold War. "By any measure, the USA arsenal is far superior", Gregory Kulacki, an expert at UCS said.

In the State of the Union speech, the president focused far more on North Korea and on battling terrorism, even though his defense secretary, Jim Mattis, had announced just days ago that "great power competition - not terrorism - is now the primary focus of U.S. national security".

The strategy marks a resounding win for backers of the USA nuclear enterprise and a setback for disarmament advocates. The initial report said $1.2 trillion would be needed to upgrade and modernize America's nuclear arsenal.

"In the Obama NPR, nuclear munitions are identified as weapons of last resort, to be used only under the most extreme circumstances; accordingly, every effort should be made to reduce their role in military strategy, and their numbers should be reduced as quickly as possible via worldwide arms control treaties", Klare said. In a statement Monday, its Foreign Ministry called the review's assertions frightening, "utterly hypocritical" and unsafe.

"There are no acceptable nuclear weapons to use", Fihn, whose organization won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, said.

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

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Pamela Kunze, the US Naval Forces Europe says, "Unsafe actions‎ increase the risk of miscalculation and midair collisions". Navy EP-3, crossing within 10 feet and executing a sharp dive below, which resulted in violent turbulence for the U.S.

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"That is a proposal that is very clearly created to look like an arms control proposal, but to guarantee that it won't be accepted", Acton said.

The New START treaty restricts the United States and Russian Federation each to 1,550 deployed strategic-nuclear warheads on a maximum of 700 deployed ICBMs and strategic bombers. The deal is scheduled to expire in 2021.

Russia's foreign ministry said on Saturday it was very disappointed by the content of the document, which, it said, has a confrontational feel and anti-Russian orientation.

Russian Federation is questioning USA compliance with the treaty, whose limitations on long-range nuclear weapons took effect Monday.

China "has always kept its own nuclear forces at the minimum level required by national security", Mr Ren said, pointing out that the USA has the world's largest nuclear arsenal.

The State Department insisted the U.S.is fully adhering to its commitments.

"The document's statement that Russia allegedly refuses to further reduce its nuclear capabilities is yet another example of the blatant "falsification", the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

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