Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Poland In Talks With US About Hosting Nuclear Weapons; Poland Claims Nuclear Weapons Talks With US Leaders

Poland In Talks With US About Hosting Nuclear Weapons:
At a moment some US officials and pundits are cavalierly talking about "already fighting WWIII" - Polish officials have announced that talks with the Biden administration are underway about the possibility hosting US nuclear weapons. President Andrzej Duda indicated that such nuclear-sharing as NATO's largest eastern European member, and which is just off Russia's doorstep, is now an "open" topic for discussion.
Crucially for the question of continued nuclear saber-rattling and confrontation with Russia, if Poland ever did host US-NATO nukes it would mark a huge first for a NATO member that was once behind the Iron Curtain.
"The problem, first of all, is that we don’t have nuclear weapons,” President Duda told Gazeta Polska newspaper in statements published Wednesday. "There is always a potential opportunity to participate in nuclear sharing."
He was quick to clarify, however, that under such a nuclear-sharing program "this would not be a nuclear weapon under the control of Poland. Participation in nuclear sharing does not imply having your own nuclear weapon."
But the Polish newspaper followed with... --->READ MORE HERE
Poland claims nuclear weapons talks with US leaders:
Poland has been in talks to host nuclear weapons from the United States, according to the European country's leader, a claim that comes in light of boiling tensions with Russia over the war in Ukraine.
Polish President Andrzej Duda told Gazeta Polska that he is in discussions with the U.S. on the matter, though it wouldn't happen in the near future, according to Notes from Poland. Such an agreement would not make Poland a nuclear power, however, as the U.S. would retain control of the weapons.
“There is always a potential opportunity to participate in the nuclear sharing programme,” Duda said when asked about a possible "nuclear sharing" program with NATO. “We have spoken with American leaders about whether the United States is considering such a possibility. The issue is open.”
However, he stressed that such a program is a long-term goal rather than a policy that would be enacted soon. --->READ MORE HERE
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