No new intelligence behind Biden Armageddon comment -White House

No new intelligence behind Biden Armageddon comment -White House

White House, after Biden’s comments, says still no need for U.S. to change nuclear posture By Reuters

Breaking News


Politics 22 minutes ago (Oct 07, 2022 01:01PM ET)

(C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A general view of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 21, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

By Andrea Shalal and Nandita Bose

(Reuters) – The United States sees no reason to change its nuclear posture and does not have indications that Russia is preparing to imminently use nuclear weapons, the White House said on Friday after President Joe Biden on Thursday referenced nuclear Armageddon.

“He was reinforcing what we have been saying, which is how seriously we take these threats about nuclear weapons,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Air Force One when asked about Biden’s comments.

“We have not seen any reason to adjust our own strategic nuclear posture, nor do we have indications that Russia is preparing to imminently use nuclear weapons,” she said.

On Thursday, Biden said Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threat to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine has brought the world closer to “Armageddon” than at any time since the Cold-War Cuban Missile Crisis.

Biden said he was keeping an eye on Putin and how he might react as Ukraine’s military makes gains against Russian invaders.

“For the first time since the Cuban Missile Crisis, we have a direct threat to the use of nuclear weapons, if in fact things continue down the path they’d been going,” Biden told Democratic donors in New York.

In the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, the United States under President John Kennedy and Soviet Union under its leader, Nikita Khrushchev, came close to the use of nuclear weapons over the presence of Soviet missiles in Cuba.

Biden spoke at the New York home of businessman James Murdoch, turning to the son of conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch to try to boost his party’s chances in Nov. 8 congressional elections.

White House, after Biden’s comments, says still no need for U.S. to change nuclear posture

Biden overhauls U.S. policy on marijuana, pardons prior federal offensesBy Reuters – Oct 07, 2022

By Jeff Mason and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden took steps to overhaul U.S. policy on marijuana on Thursday by pardoning thousands of people with federal…

‘Zombie killer’ ax part of U.S. Capitol rioters’ planning, FBI agent saysBy Reuters – Oct 06, 2022

By Chris Gallagher WASHINGTON (Reuters) -“Zombie Killer” tomahawk axes were among the weapons that Donald Trump supporters recommended bringing to the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the…

Democrat-led Texas city steps up migrant busing to New York, outpacing Republican effortBy Reuters – Oct 06, 2022

By Ted Hesson, Paul Ratje and Kristina Cooke EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) – The Democrat-led border city of El Paso, Texas, has sent more migrants on buses to New York City and…

Our Apps

Terms And Conditions
Privacy Policy
Risk Warning

(C) 2007-2022 Fusion Media Limited. All Rights Reserved.

Risk Disclosure: Trading in financial instruments and/or cryptocurrencies involves high risks including the risk of losing some, or all, of your investment amount, and may not be suitable for all investors. Prices of cryptocurrencies are extremely volatile and may be affected by external factors such as financial, regulatory or political events. Trading on margin increases the financial risks.Before deciding to trade in financial instrument or cryptocurrencies you should be fully informed of the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite, and seek professional advice where needed.Fusion Media would like to remind you that the data contained in this website is not necessarily real-time nor accurate. The data and prices on the website are not necessarily provided by any market or exchange, but may be provided by market makers, and so prices may not be accurate and may differ from the actual price at any given market, meaning prices are indicative and not appropriate for trading purposes. Fusion Media and any provider of the data contained in this website will not accept liability for any loss or damage as a result of your trading, or your reliance on the information contained within this website.It is prohibited to use, store, reproduce, display, modify, transmit or distribute the data contained in this website without the explicit prior written permission of Fusion Media and/or the data provider. All intellectual property rights are reserved by the providers and/or the exchange providing the data contained in this website.Fusion Media may be compensated by the advertisers that appear on the website, based on your interaction with the advertisements or advertisers.