The German TV channel ZDF announced last week that the US is preparing to deploy new tactical nuclear bombs on B61-12 Büchel Air Base in Rhineland-Palatinate, the latter being much more accurate than the atomic bombs currently deployed in the city.
This news has nevertheless been denied by Shelley Laver, spokesman for the US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), which said that the production of new nuclear bombs B61-12 will not begin until after 2020, thus invalidating the information that they would be stationed in Germany in 2015.
Another piece of information also says that Italy is about to get new nuclear bombs B61-12, to replace previous B61, which is confirmed from Washington by the Federation of American Scientists (FAS).
This news however was not a secret in the authorized circles, who also knew that in the framework of the modernization of its tactical nuclear arsena,
Washington has planned to station these new bombs, not only in Germany and Italy, but also in the Netherlands, Belgium and Turkey, further complicating the NATO / Russia relationship and undoubtedly constituting a source of insecurity for states that harbor them and nearby populations.
Moreover, many German citizens are unhappy with the future deployment in their countries, and demonstrations are planned to prevent this situation. 100,000 people have already signed a petition on the website Change.org to oppose the deployment of new American nuclear warheads.
Moscow reacted strongly to this information, through the Kremlin spokesman, Dmitri Peskov, who felt it was a serious step towards “a rise in tension in Europe” adding that “a deployment of new US nuclear weapons in Germany would upset the strategic balance in Europe, which would push Russia to adopt counter-measures to restore parity. “
The president of the commission of defense and security of the Federation council (Russian senate), Viktor Ozerov said that “the deployment of new US nuclear weapons in Germany could force Russia to withdraw from the Treaty on intermediate-range nuclear forces (INF). “Remember that this Treaty was signed in Washington in 1987 by Presidents Reagan and Gorbachev, providing the dismantling by the United States and the USSR missiles and nuclear warheads conventional warheads.
In the current context, it is clear that the United States is not in a logic of disarmament but rather in a revival of the arms race. Thus, the nuclear rearmament of Germany and Italy, which currently meets no real defensive needs, can provoke Russia by pushing it out of the INF Treaty, which would push the US to do the same…
The Anti-Zionist Party is concerned that the deployment of new nuclear weapons in , which now make this continent a true nuclear time bomb, moreover in context of the military escalation with Russia, which will certainly not stand idly facing this new American provocation.
President of Anti-Zionist Party