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Russia suspends inspections of US nuclear arsenal
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Russia suspends inspections of US nuclear arsenal

According to Russia, the US is currently at an advantage as it has deprived Moscow of the right to carry out inspections on US territory. Russia has informed the United States of America (USA) that it has "temporarily" suspended on-site inspections of its strategic nuclear weapons. These inspections were part of the arms control treaty known as New START, in effect since February 2011. According to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs quoted by the BBC, the US is currently at an advantage with regard to this agreement given that it has deprived Russia of the right to carry out inspections on American territory. According to the tutelage, US sanctions imposed on Russia on Ukraine have changed conditions between the countries, necessitating the suspension of the last remaining arms r...
Nuclear danger. Antony Blinken attacks Russia amid ‘last minute’ warnings from Guterres
Weapons of Mass Destruction, Russia, United States

Nuclear danger. Antony Blinken attacks Russia amid ‘last minute’ warnings from Guterres

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken accuses Russia of using Ukraine's Zaporizhia nuclear power plant as a military base to launch attacks. On the same occasion, the UN Secretary-General warned of the possibility of a "miscalculation of nuclear annihilation". The head of US diplomacy was speaking at the opening of the tenth United Nations conference for the review of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, which takes place at UN headquarters until August 26. "Russia is using the Zaporizhia plant as a military base to fire on the Ukrainians, knowing that [the Ukrainians] cannot and will not respond because they could hit a nuclear reactor and stored highly radioactive waste," Blinken said in a speech at headquarters. of the United Nations. "This takes the concept of using a human shield to a to...
Spanish generals warn Russian nuclear threat is real
Weapons of Mass Destruction, Opinion

Spanish generals warn Russian nuclear threat is real

Generals ask to reduce tension in the conflict in Ukraine and defend that Russia will be preparing a "legal cushion" to act with "nuclear strategy". Five Spanish military experts warned at a seminar organized by infodron.es and UNVEX about the "real nuclear threat" that Russia could resort to as it is increasingly distant from achieving its objectives. For these reasons, the generals defend that tensions in the conflict in Ukraine should be reduced and a way to peace should be found. "There is a latent danger of nuclear escalation", warns Lieutenant General Rubén García Servet, indicating that one must "work first to try to reach an agreement that is as protective as possible of Ukrainian territorial integrity". Gan Pampols indicated that “this is the best time to find a solution wher...
Growing hope for humanity: 65 countries in Vienna say no to atomic weapons in TPNW declaration
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Growing hope for humanity: 65 countries in Vienna say no to atomic weapons in TPNW declaration

In Vienna, a total of 65 countries with many others as observers and a large number of civil organizations, on Thursday 24 June, and for three days, aligned themselves in the face of the threat of the use of atomic weapons and committed themselves to work for their elimination as soon as possible. This is the synthesis of the first conference of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), which, with the rejection of NATO and the nine nuclear powers, ended last Thursday in the Austrian capital. The TPNW conference was preceded by other events such as the ICAN Nuclear Ban Forum – Vienna Hub, the Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, and the Aktionsbündnis Für Frieden Aktive Neutralität Und Gewaltfreiheit. It was a week of celebration of disarmament, coll...
Weapons of mass destruction go beyond nuclear weapons; understand the risks
Weapons of Mass Destruction

Weapons of mass destruction go beyond nuclear weapons; understand the risks

Experts say that much damage can be done using conventional weapons and that using weapons of mass destruction would be an unlikely choice. As the Russians seek to prevent Western weapons and ammunition from reaching Ukrainians, world officials are warning against the use of an increasingly dangerous arsenal by Vladimir Putin's army. As the fight against a perceived inferior enemy drags on, the world wonders what the Russians can still do. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned of the risk of nuclear war in Europe: "The warning from Russian nuclear forces is bone-chilling and the prospect of a nuclear conflict, once unthinkable, is now back in the realm of possibilities". Thermobaric bombs In recent days the world has taken a closer look at the use of increasingl...