Britain seeks to impose its international status by supporting its nuclear warheads


Britain announced, on Tuesday, its intention to increase its stockpile of nuclear weapons, in a change of its policy to disarm them after the end of the Cold War, after its exit from the European Union, and in an effort to enhance its international standing.

A government review of defense, security, and foreign policy stated that emerging threats make it impossible to continue fulfilling its commitment to reduce the warhead. She indicated that the country “will tend to possess a total stock of nuclear weapons that does not exceed 260 warheads,” after it had previously committed to reducing its stockpile to 180 warheads by mid-2020.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson had announced earlier that the United Kingdom would raise “by more than 40 percent” the ceiling for nuclear warheads allowed to be stored, according to British media reported Monday evening.
According to the Guardian and The Sun, which have seen the 100-page document, the government plans to increase the maximum number of warheads the country is allowed to store to 260.
According to the two newspapers, the prime minister is using “a growing set of technological and ideological threats” to justify this move, unprecedented since the Cold War.
The report warns of the “possibility of a” terrorist group “succeeding in launching a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack by 2030, but also of the” active threat “from Russia and the” systemic challenge “from China.
According to the French Press Agency, the British transformation comes in light of London’s efforts to re-impose itself as a major force on the international scene after its Brexit agreement, according to the theory of “Global Britain” or “Global Britain”.


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