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Energy Minister Rick Perry: U.S. modernization of nuclear arsenals, ‘as we speak’

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JERUSALEM – energy Secretary Rick Perry called the American nuclear arsenal, the most developed and most modern in the world, in an interview on Monday with Fox News.

The former Governor of Texas, also said the nation was working for the modernisation of outdated nuclear weapons, ” as we speak.”

“Hopefully, we never have to use them, but if we do, they work as advertised,” Perry said.

Perry’s remarks took place during a visit in Israel to discuss regional energy and cyber security. His trip came as tensions with Iran continued to increase.

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The energy Minister said that, while the West wanted to ensure that Iran never develops a nuclear bomb, the regime in Tehran, other major threats.

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Perry said thousands of attempted Iranian Cyber-attacks have taken place daily against the United States

“You have some bad actors around the world. You have some right here in the neighbor, in Iran, have clearly cyber attacks are part of their strategy,” said Perry.

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Perry met with the Israeli energy Minister Yuval Steinitz on Monday the signing of a energy cooperation. According to the U.S. Embassy, colleagues in regional cybersecurity and gas discussed investments. Perry is set to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday.

Later this week, Perry will travel to Cairo, where he represented the United States at the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum, officials said.

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