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Stoltenberg clarifies that NATO does not plan to increase its nuclear arsenal, but rather to modernize it

Stoltenberg clarifies that NATO does not plan to increase its nuclear arsenal, but rather to modernize it

Stoltenberg clarifies that NATO does not plan to increase its nuclear arsenal, but rather to modernize it

The secretary general of NATO, Jens Stoltenbergclarified this Monday that the Atlantic alliance does not intend to increase its nuclear arsenal, but rather to modernize it, and stressed that its plan to carry it out is not new.

There are no plans to increase the number of weapons. What we are doing is replacing the planes with new fifth generation planes and the United States is modernizing the weapons“, he told the press upon leaving a meeting at the White House with the American president, Joe Biden.

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In an interview published this Saturday by the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph, Stoltenberg declared that members of the NATO consultations began on the status and operational capacity of its nuclear weapons.

These statements were interpreted by Russia as a desire for intimidation.

I understand that it is a desire to intimidate (…). It seems to me that no importance should be given to this. You have to stay calm“said this Monday the head of the Russian Espionage Service (SVR), Sergei Narishkinto the official Russian agency TASS.

Jens Stoltenberg He stated, according to The Telegraph, that NATO should show the world its nuclear arsenal to send a direct message to its enemies.

NATO has had nuclear deterrence for decades. This is not something new, nor is it being modernized by replacing old aircraft with modern fifth generation aircraft and modernizing by U.S of your weapons”, he noted this Monday.

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His organization, he stressed, has been transparent about this for years.

Your presence in washington inaugurated a trip that will last until June 21st and that will also take him to Canada. This visit precedes the summit that NATO will hold in the US capital between July 9th and 11th.

On this first day, Stoltenberg announced that 23 of the 32 members of the Atlantic alliance will spend at least 2% of their gross domestic product (GDP) on defense this year, a record amount and whose percentage meets the set objective.

Source: Elcomercio

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