NATO in favor of nuclear weapons and anti-missile defence system.
NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen
WARSAW — NATO needs to develop an anti-missile defence system as a deterrence, the alliance chief said Friday, while seeking to assure Moscow that the organisation posed no threat to Russia.
“We must develop an effective missile defence,” NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told an international conference in the Polish capital.”In the coming years we will probably face many more countries and possibly even some non-state actors armed with long-range missiles and nuclear capabilities,” he said.Rasmussen also insisted later during a press conference that “a nuclear capability will remain an essential part of a credible deterrence in the future.””I share the great vision of a world free of nuclear weapons.”But as long as we do have nuclear weapons on earth and as long as we know there are countries and non-state actors that aspire to acquire such nuclear capacities, I think we should have a nuclear capacity as part of our deterrent policy.”
Rasmussen told the conference that a system for protection against missiles should be part of NATO’s policy of deterring threats.
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