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May ready to launch nuclear weapons as a first strike: Fallon

Press TV – April 24, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May will use nuclear weapons “as a first strike” against UK’s enemies, even if the country is not directly attacked, says Defense Secretary Michael Fallon.

“In the most extreme circumstances we have made it very clear that you can’t rule out the use of nuclear weapons as a first strike,” Fallon told state-funded BBC on Monday.

Asked what the circumstances would be, the British Defense chief said, “They are better not specified or described, which would only give comfort to our enemies and make the deterrent less credible.”

He further argued that “The whole point about the deterrent is that you have got to leave uncertainty in the mind of anyone who might be thinking of using weapons against this country.”

Later in the day, Fallon’s spokesman asserted that there was “no reason to disagree with what the defense secretary said.”

Last year, a vote in the House of Commons saw MPs vote for Trident’s renewal, which would cost billions of pounds.

Activists oppose the renewal of Trident, describing it as a violation of international commitments, unsafe and ill-suited for contemporary warfare.

April 25, 2017 - Posted by | Militarism, Timeless or most popular, War Crimes |

1 Comment »

  1. Theresa May(Maggie Thatcher Mark II), and her ‘Allies’ across the Atlantic Ocean in Washington, are calling North Korea, Iran, and anyone else(depending on the day)when it suits, a “Threat to World peace”???

    Is it any wonder that North Korea feel the need to arm themselves in preparation for an assault from the West, after being subjected to attack from America(in the early ’50’s), and seeing the number of countries that have since been attacked by the USA(Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Panama, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, etc etc(A Google Search will detail the horrendous details)………..
    The Bullshit, coming from “The West” has to stop.

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | April 25, 2017 | Reply

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