Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday, February 4, stated that the United States shamelessly threatens Russia with new nuclear attack, and called this provocation the U.S. “shameless hypocrisy”, published commenting on Washington’s nuclear doctrine, which States about the plans to expand US nuclear capabilities.
Responding to the new nuclear doctrine of the United States, the Iranian leader pointed to the inconsistency of the US position in the issue of proliferation of nuclear weapons, according to Reuters.
As the head of the Islamic Republic, despite the fact that America is pushing for the elimination of weapons of mass destruction worldwide, the United States still continue to participate in the arms race, constantly upgrading nuclear Arsenal to use against opponents.
Rouhani recalled the recent statement of the President of the United States Donald trump, who, speaking before the U.S. Congress with a report “On the situation of the country”, urged to modernize the existing US nuclear Arsenal to “confront the opponents.”
“Can a country in such circumstances to say that now is the time for peace, friendship and peaceful coexistence, and therefore, the needs of the defence forces would not be?”asks Rouhani.
Earlier, Iranian foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the nuclear doctrine of the United States brings the world to destruction.
On 2 February the US defense Department issued a nuclear doctrine of the us government. The main attention was paid to a Pentagon “threat” posed by Russia and the Democratic people’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the conditions when the main military of the United States may use nuclear weapons against opponents. The document was criticized in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia, Ministry of defense of China, as well as high-ranking representatives of other States.
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