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Russia and China are the most serious threat to the United States due to the technology and arsenal of weapons countries already have, according to a new Pentagon report. The report specifically mentions Russia, China, North Korea and Iran as threats.
North Korea has also reportedly speeded up testing of missiles capable of reaching the United States.
Iran is also believed to have the technology to create a nuclear weapon within a year.
According to the Daily Mail, the United States has tried to negotiate nuclear weapons reductions since 2010, but to no avail.
The report added: “On the contrary, they have definitely moved in the opposite direction.”
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The Pentagon report continued: “As a result, there is an increased potential for regional conflicts involving nuclear-weapon adversaries in several parts of the world and a potential for the adversary’s nuclear escalation in the event of a crisis or conflict. . “
Despite the designation of North Korea and Iran as threats, the most serious concern for Washington is Russia and China.
This is due to the technology and weapons they already have.
In 2019, Russia and the United States withdrew from their 1987 treaty that required the United States and the Soviet Union to get rid of their nuclear and conventional ballistic and cruise missiles launched on the ground with ranges from 500 to 5,500 km.
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The two countries have extended the new strategic arms treaty for five years in 2021.
This agreement strengthens US national security and places verifiable limits on all Russian nuclear weapons deployed within intercontinental range.
China has also reportedly increased its number of nuclear weapons, including its “most advanced” submarine-launched missiles.
Kim Jong-un’s secret nation has also “ramped up” its search for nuclear weapons and increased missile flight tests.
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These include tests of missiles with intercontinental range capable of reaching the American homeland, according to the Pentagon report.
He said, “North Korea’s continued pursuit of nuclear weapons capabilities constitutes the most immediate and serious proliferation threat to international security and stability.”
Iran also has the ability to develop a nuclear weapon within a year of its decision, according to the report.
The 2020 report says the United States’ nuclear weapons program is a deterrent and should only be used in “extreme circumstances” to defend the country or its allies.
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In a 2019 report, the Pentagon said the use of nuclear weapons could create conditions for decisive results and restore strategic stability.
The updated version read: “Flexible and limited US nuclear response options can play an important role in re-establishing deterrence after an adversary’s limited nuclear escalation.”
“The limited use of nuclear will create conditions that will affect the way commanders conduct operations.”
In February, a terrifying report on North Korean sanctions by a UN Security Council committee was leaked and said Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un’s regime and Tehran were working together to develop long-range ballistic missiles. scope.
Russian President Vladimir Putin
Professor Sung-Yoon Lee, a leading North Korean expert at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, said, “North Korea is a serial proliferator.
“This is a long and very close partnership between North Korea and Iran.
“We know that North Korea and Iran are united by common factors or ideological hostility towards the United States.”