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Trump wants united states on the most nuclear weapons

Trump wants united states on the most nuclear weapons

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President Donald Trump wants, that the United States is a leader when it comes to the number of nuclear weapons. Because the country has fallen behind, should the nuclear arsenal be expanded.

“I would prefer to see that nobody has nuclear weapons, but we will never be behind and allow a another country, even a friendly country, more nuclear weapons than we have,” he said Thursday (local time) in an interview with Reuters news agency.

“It would be a dream if no country has nuclear weapons, but if they are there yet, we need the most.”

Russia currently has about 7,000 nuclear warheads and the US have there 6.800, so has the Ploughshares Fund, an anti-kernwapenstichting, registered.

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START

Trump said about the nuclear wapensverdrag with Russia, New START, that he is a one-sided deal. In the treaty it is laid down that, starting in February 2018, both countries have their nuclear weapons ten years at the same level and are therefore not allowed to extend.

New START was signed by presidents Barack Obama and Dmitri Medvedev in 2010. Trump said the treaty with Putin to discuss when the two will meet. However, there is still no actual meeting was held between the two presidents.

Two-state solution

The American president also went in on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In the interview, he said that his preference is for a two-state solution. “But people are discussing this solution for years and it has so far not worked. Ultimately, I’m satisfied with any solution that both parties are happy,” says Trump.

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World politics

Trump said in the interview that he is of the opinion that China is the national security issue of presence of nuclear weapons in North Korea could easily resolve. The president hopes that China is more concerned with the developments in North Korea.

The European Union said Trump that he “fully supports” as a corporate body. Also he repeated that the NATO-member states have to give on defence.

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