German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has urged Europe to push for nuclear disarmament by starting new initiatives for arms control after the US announced its new strategy to upgrade and expand its nuclear arsenal.
The United States has unveiled its Nuclear Posture Review, based on which President Donald Trump’s administration will end the Obama-era strategy of downsizing the US nuclear arsenal and will take a more aggressive stance toward Russia. The following is a synopsis of an interview Press TV has conducted with Alexander Mercouris, the editor-in-chief of theduran.com, and Frederick Peterson, a US congressional defense policy adviser, about how Washington’s new nuclear policy can affect global security.
The US military wants to revamp its nuclear arsenal and develop new low-yield atomic bombs, largely in response to Russian actions in recent years, the Pentagon says in a policy statement released Friday.
US President Donald Trump has delivered his first State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress, covering a range of issues from the Iran nuclear deal to tax cut reforms to immigration policy and the so-called war against terrorism.
Head of Strategic Council on Foreign Relations Kamal Kharrazi said on Monday that as long as Europe remains committed to JCPOA and economic activities are in place, Iran will also comply with the deal.
The Iran nuclear deal is very important to peace, stability and development of the region, said President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday in a meeting with the new Cypriot Ambassador in Tehran Petros Nacouzis to receive his credentials.
The possible collapse of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal would send an “alarming” message to the world, said that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, advising signatories of the deal against abandoning it to pursue their own interests.