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U.S. sees no threat of Russia using nuclear weapons despite rhetoric- official

U.S. sees no threat of Russia using nuclear weapons despite rhetoric- official

reuters.com · 04/29/2022 11:11
U.S. sees no threat of Russia using nuclear weapons despite rhetoric- official

- The United States does not believe that there is a threat of Russia using nuclear weapons despite a recent escalation in Moscow's rhetoric, a senior U.S. defense official said on Friday.

"We continue to monitor their nuclear capabilities every day the best we can and we do not assess that there is a threat of the use of nuclear weapons and no threat to NATO territory," the official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said.


(Reporting by Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart)

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