During the UN General Assembly, US President Joseph Biden made a number of important statements in response to the threat of Russian President Vladimir Putin about the possible use of nuclear weapons.
An absolutely straightforward accusation against Russia sounded in his speech in the very first minutes. And, first of all, this suggests that the US rhetoric is becoming less and less restrained.
On the eve of the UN General Assembly, the American president said in an interview that the States would not announce specific steps in advance in the event that Russia uses nuclear weapons. He clearly stated that these plans would not be disclosed and succinctly emphasized: “I would not recommend Putin to do this.”
It follows from Biden’s tone that the US is ready not only to respond to a nuclear strike, the US wants to warn it.
If there are signals from Putin about preparations for such a move, given the current tone of the dialogue, it can be assumed that the US will try to prevent possible nuclear strikes through non-public dialogue.
It follows from Biden’s tone that the US is ready not only to respond to a nuclear strike, the US wants to warn him
But I do not think that Western intelligence will have the physical ability, for example, to eliminate the “bunker” one. If he’s really hiding somewhere, it might just be impossible.
Another point – speaking of nuclear security, Biden indicated that the United States is ready to resort to critical measures to control nuclear weapons.
I think this was Russia’s message regarding the White House’s plans to continue negotiations on a new strategic stability treaty (we are talking about a new treaty that should replace the SNB III Strategic Stability Treaty). Putin and Biden have already extended the current agreement in 2021, but in 2026 it will expire, and the function of its extension is no longer provided.
… it can be assumed that the United States will try to prevent possible nuclear strikes through non-public dialogue
Here you need to understand that the United States is partly proactive. If work on the new document is started now, the treaty will be developed during this administration, that is, before the 2024 US presidential election. Therefore, the Americans have several times declared the need to prepare a new document on nuclear weapons. That is, they say to Russia: “We are ready to talk about it.”
It is possible that it is precisely for this reason that the Americans have not yet recognized Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism. But, as Washington has already emphasized, the Russian Federation did not respond to the proposal to start these negotiations. This is the main problem at the moment.
Vladislav Faraponov, American political scientist