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Germany slams U.S. for plans of nuclear arsenal development

'The spiral of a new nuclear arms race has been launched', - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel
11:08, 5 February 2018

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Germany sees a threat of the new nuclear arms race. Deutsche Welle reported that citing German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel.

The official said he was concerned about the U.S. plans to develop the new tactical nuclear weaponry. These intentions show that 'he spiral of a new nuclear arms race has been launched', he said as quoted by the Ministry's website.

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The minister admitted that Berlin and its partners will have to seek the way to respond to similar challenges, as Russia and the Asian countries intend to grow their nuclear arsenal, too. 'However, this response cannot be about growing our own nuclear potential,' Gabriel said.

'Our long-term target is the world free of the nuclear weaponry,' he concluded.

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