nuclear weapons

UN Secretary-General: nuclear confrontation returns

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres lauded the General Assembly's achievements and lamented its failures. "Geopolitical tensions are escalating. The threat of nuclear proliferation and confrontation has returned. Inequality …

Pentagon: China seeks to double its nuclear arsenal

Washington must modernize its nuclear forces as China seeks to double its nuclear arsenal, the head of the Pentagon, Mark Esper said. "As communist China moves towards at least doubling its nuclear arsenal, modernizing our nuclear …

Pompeo: U.S. and Russia made progress on arms control

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States had made progress with Russia on nuclear arms control recently. "In the last handful of months, we’ve been working diligently to get the three nations that …

Pentagon: U.S. can arrange nuclear test within months

The United States will be ready to hold a nuclear test within a few months if ordered so by the country’s president, the Defense News portal said citing Drew Walter, who is performing the duties of deputy assistant secretary of defense for …

Putin: end of New START Treaty to start arms race 

If the New START Treaty ceases to exist, there will be nothing in the world that can restrain the arms race, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at his annual news conference, the correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza …