Britain is preparing to increase the number of nuclear warheads. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in his statement, stated that Britain is facing new technological threats, and announced that it will increase its nuclear warhead stock by 40 percent to ensure the security of the country in a more risky global environment.
“NUCLEAR DEDUCTION REQUIRED”
Stating that some countries have significantly increased and diversified their nuclear arsenals, Johnson stated that global competition has increased and this poses a threat to strategic stability. Johnson said in the UK’s security and defense review that it faces risks from nuclear armed states and state-sponsored nuclear terrorism, saying nuclear deterrence is necessary to guarantee the security of Britain and its allies.
BATTLE HEAD LIMIT INCREASED FROM 180 TO 260
While a reduction strategy was previously implemented in the warhead, a type of explosive or toxic substance sent by means of missiles or rockets, in the UK in 2010, the government set a limit of 180 warheads for mid-2020. However, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that the number would be increased to a maximum of 260, removing the previous limit.
JOHNSON’S DECISION IS AT THE TARGET OF THE CRITICS
Johnson’s statement was criticized by The Elders, founded in 2007 by Nelson Mandela and recognized as human rights defenders by fighting for peace. “While the UK cites increased security threats as the reason for this move, the appropriate response to these challenges should be multilateral work to reduce the number of nuclear weapons in existence, not to strengthen international arms control agreements,” said Mary Robinson, President of The Elders. used the expressions.
Britain also plans to replace 4 new submarines under construction under nuclear warheads, which will enter service in the early 2030s, with existing ones.
REACTION FROM IRAN: HIDDICITY
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif responded to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s statements about Iran’s nuclear program in his post on his social media account. Zarif, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, described his discomfort with the Iran nuclear program as hypocrisy, “Boris Johnson hypocritically expresses his discomfort with Iran’s nuclear program. At the same time, he said that he will increase the nuclear weapons capacity of his country ”.
Stating that all nuclear weapons in the world should be destroyed, Zarif said, “Unlike Britain and its allies, we believe that all nuclear weapons are wild and must be destroyed.”