The Pentagon announced its final position on nuclear weapons — UNIAN

The security situation hinders progress in achieving the goals of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.

Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine and nuclear threats from Moscow hinder nuclear disarmament / Illustration by REUTERS

In the sixth month of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine in Pentagon stated that they are in favor of the total elimination of all nuclear weapons in the world, but recognize that there are factors that prevent this.

US Deputy Defense Secretary Colin Hull said this during a speech at the UN, according to reports press service US Department of Defense.

According to him, the situation in the field of security hinders progress in achieving the goals of the treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.

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“Despite the challenges in the current security environment, the United States will continue to engage with other nuclear-weapon states wherever possible to reduce nuclear risks, and we will do so with realistic expectations,” he said.

The official noted that Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine and nuclear threats from Moscow hinder nuclear disarmament.

He also noted that China’s modernization and expansion of its nuclear weapons, Iran’s development of nuclear weapons, and the preparation of a new nuclear test by North Korea are putting pressure on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.

Build-up of nuclear weapons:

On August 6, it became known that China announced the end of dialogue with the United States through Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan

Beijing too imposed sanctions regarding Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.

On August 6, 2022, the Pentagon announced that China is building up its nuclear potential 3-4 times.

The Pentagon drew attention to China’s rapid expansion of modernization and diversification of its nuclear potential. About this stated US Deputy Secretary of Defense for Political Affairs Colin Kahl during the UN Conference on the Review of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.

“Despite current security challenges, the United States will continue to work with other nuclear powers wherever possible to reduce nuclear risks, and we will do so with realistic expectations,” Kahl said.

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