• Live
    • Audio Only
  • google plus
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Trump Wants US To Be World's Most Powerful Nuclear Force

    | Photo: Reuters

Published 11 February 2020

"We have the super-fast missiles — tremendous number of the super-fast. We call them 'super-fast,' where they’re four, five, six, and even seven times faster than an ordinary missile", Trump noted.

U.S. President Donald Trump stated at a White House Business Session with governors on Monday that he is seeking to make the U.S. the world's most powerful nuclear force. Trump's comments come just a few months after he abandoned the arms control treaties with Russia and China, something that was widely criticized across the world.

RELATED: 

109 US Troops Suffer Traumatic Brain Injury After Iran Attack

"Now, at the same time, Russia and China both want to negotiate with us to stop this craziness of spending billions and billions of dollars on nuclear weapons", Trump said. 

However, Trump was not sold, stating that he was intending to "create, by far, the strongest nuclear force anywhere in the world".

The U.S. President boasted that his country's armed forces currently possess "super-fast missiles", a reference to the new supersonic projectiles that have been recently developed. 

"We have the super-fast missiles — tremendous number of the super-fast. We call them 'super-fast,' where they’re four, five, six, and even seven times faster than an ordinary missile", Trump noted.

"We need that because, again, Russia has some. I won't tell you how they got it. They got it, supposedly, from plans from the Obama administration when we weren't doing it. And that’s too bad. That’s not good. But that's how it happened. And China, as you know, is doing it".

The statement by the president comes a year after Washington decided to withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia and started testing new missiles operating at previously banned ranges. The US claimed that Moscow had been violating the accord by developing its 9M729 missile, which allegedly breaks the conditions of the treaty.

Tags

U.S. Trump
Comment
0
Comments
Post with no comments.