NewsExpress advert FCMB banner Fidelity bank banner NewsExpress advert
Trump to expand US nuclear arsenal

By News Express on 23/12/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 920

US president-elect Donald Trump.
US president-elect Donald Trump.

US president-elect Donald Trump has called for the US to strengthen its nuclear capability.

“The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

The comment followed remarks by Russian President Vladimir Putin over a potential bolstering of Moscow’s capacity.

“We need to strengthen the strategic nuclear forces, for that we should develop missiles capable of penetrating any current and prospective missile defence systems,” Putin said, according to the TASS news agency.

After talks with defence officials, Putin called for the Russian army to be upgraded to neutralize potential threats, including through the development of precision weapons, modern communication channels and electronic systems.

Trump spokesman Jason Miller later claimed that the president-elect “was referring to the threat of nuclear proliferation and the critical need to prevent it – particularly to and among terrorist organisations and unstable and rogue regimes.”

“He has also emphasised the need to improve and modernise our deterrent capability as a vital way to pursue peace through strength,” Miller said in a statement.

Trump has drawn fire for previous comments on nuclear weapons.

Democratic rival Hillary Clinton repeatedly said during the presidential campaign this year that the Republican candidate could not be trusted with the US nuclear arsenal.

Her stance came after Trump publicly wondered why the US did not make use of the weapons and suggested other nations should acquire their own stockpiles.

The US has been reducing its nuclear weapons stockpiles for decades under the nuclear non-proliferation treaty and a series of agreements with Russia. (dpa/NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 23/12/2016 5:22:40 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
Unpaid salaries: National Assembly workers protest, leaders arrested...

Facebook announces new share structure

Group trains 100 women, youths in Anambra

Militants threaten to bomb Bonga Field, Niger Bridge,...

Troops nab Boko Haram’s fuel and food supplier...

NOUN student population hits 254,000 •Saves 80 percent...

2019: Group begins mobilisation for Atiku in Lagos...

Obiano assures Anambra workers of regular salaries and...

Tears flow as Confab delegates pay tribute to...

Falana gives DSS 24 hours to unconditionally release...

Benue, Oyo struggle to pay salaries despite bailout...

AfDB and UBA sign US$ 150 million Line...

 

Latest News Court orders arrest of sacked presidential special investigator American company set to invest over $10bn in Lagos – Calabar – Port Harcourt rail line 15 revenue-generating agencies fail to account for N8.1tr Troops turn the heat on killer herdsmen, gun down 35 in 4 states Ebola won't stop Eagles/DRC Friendly-Dalung S'East governors shun Ohanaeze summit •Pan-Igbo group insists on restructuring nPDP votes to remain in APC MASSOB, BIM mark Biafra’s independence •Warn members against violence 2018 Budget: Why NASS included additional funding for primary healthcare — Senator Tejuoso Delta govt donates buses to prisons New APC state chairman resigns from Ogun cabinet Taraba First Lady commends Fidelity bank for donating special learning aids to children with disabilities

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (345,182 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (341,836 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (273,286 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (224,677 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (205,153 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (202,692 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (176,875 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (159,185 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (150,154 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (143,357 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (139,981 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (132,365 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (40) Business & Economy (3,145) Business Verdict (43) Columnists (853) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (497) Features (595) Global Business Monitor (273) International (1,968) Interview (149) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (120) News (35,481) Opinion (956) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,037) Religion (743) Sports (1,514) Stock Watch (29) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Boko Haram commanders surrender

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement