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British Foreign Secretary Truss said she was ready to use nuclear weapons if necessary

British Foreign Secretary Truss said she was ready to use nuclear weapons if necessary

British Foreign Secretary and prime ministerial candidate Liz Truss vowed to use nuclear weapons if necessary

“I think this is an important duty of the prime minister. I am ready to do it,” she said at a meeting with members of the Conservative Party in Birmingham, answering a question about the possibility of using nuclear weapons if there is a threat to the UK.

Li Song, Ambassador for Disarmament Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, said that China called on all countries to conclude a general treaty on the non-first use of nuclear weapons. About this during the Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).


According to him, all nuclear powers should follow the example of China and adhere to the policy of no first use of nuclear weapons. He believes that countries need to conclude an agreement on the mutual non-use of this type of weapon of mass destruction and refrain from designating any power as a target for strike.

Li Song expressed confidence that the nuclear powers should make every effort to prevent unscheduled launches of nuclear weapons.
At the same time, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that Washington would consider using its nuclear arsenal only in emergency circumstances. He clarified that this includes protecting the vital interests of the United States, allies and partners.


Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde said that after joining NATO, the country will not place nuclear weapons on its territory.


Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Mukhtar Tleuberdi, in turn, noted that the situation in Ukraine makes us think about the need to ban nuclear weapons.


Pope Francis called immoral the possession of nuclear weapons and their use to maintain balance in the world.