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Moshe Kantor, President of the Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe, gave his assessment appeared in a number of news sources data on US plans to redeploy placed on a military base in Incirlik Turkey bombs of B-61 carrying nuclear charge.

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The issue of non-strategic nuclear arms really long time is on the agenda. Moshe Kantor reminded that segodnyanikakih agreements to reduce it exists (all the negotiations concern only long-range missiles), is included in the protivorichii with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. And Turkey – is not the only European country that hosts US aircraft bomb. It was clear the US reluctance to Europe from its nuclear weapons largely hinders the possibility of negotiations on disarmament. “Russia’s position has always been that any negotiations on the limitation of non-strategic nuclear weapons could be started only after the United States will withdraw it from Europe”, – said Vyacheslav Moshe Kantor. Despite the fact that tactical nuclear weapons are not regulated by official agreements with global security position, it is not inferior in the degree of risk of any nuclear weapons. A recent study reports the American NGO «Stimson Center» (Stimson Center) has appeared on the ill-fated data base Incirlik – according to experts, with nuclear weapons it can actually be obtained by terrorist organizations and “other hostile forces.”

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