US seeks to work with nuclear-armed countries to deter attacks
The United States Department of Defense affirmed this Friday that it intends to twork with countries that possess nuclear weapons with the aim of avoiding future wars with this type of weaponry.
“Despite the challenges in the current security environment, the United States will continue to seek engagements with other nuclear weapon states, where possible, to reduce nuclear risksDeputy Defense Secretary Colin Kahl said at the UN Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference in New York City.
Kahl stressed that dialogue, communication and transparency are “important factors” in nuclear deterrence and thus in reducing the risks of nuclear war.
“We encourage nuclear weapon states to engage with the United States on risk reduction measures as well as provide transparency on nuclear posture and doctrine,” he said.
Kahl has also pointed out some of the highlights of the Nuclear Posture Review, which the Biden Administration is working on.
Among these measures, the “commitment to nuclear modernization with the objectives of a safe, protected and effective nuclear deterrent” is important, as well as “the taking of measures to reduce the role of nuclear weapons worldwide with a commitment to the gun control”.
“The United States wholeheartedly recognizes and reaffirms that a nuclear war cannot be won and should never be fought,” said the Undersecretary of Defense in his participation in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference. (EuropePress)