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News ID: 45253
Publish Date: 19:36 - 22 February 2020
Tehran 22 February _Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has lambasted as a “dangerous game’ the United States’ simulation of a nuclear war with Russia in a recent military drill, saying Washington is determined to pursue the path of confrontation with Moscow.

Moscow condemns as ‘a dangerous game’ US simulation of nuke war with RussiaTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)-“The United States continues a series of command-staff exercises and other drills involving the simulation of limited nuclear strikes, particularly - as it became known recently - on targets in Russia,” the state-run TASS news agency quoted Ryabkov as saying on Saturday.

His remarks were made in reaction to what a senior Pentagon official told reporters on Friday about a “mini exercise” the US military conducted earlier this week at the US Strategic Command headquarters in Nebraska.

According to the US official, the scenario “included a European contingency where you’re conducting a war with Russia and Russia decides to use a low-yield, limited nuclear weapon against a site on NATO territory.” He added on Friday that “during the course of the exercise, we simulated responding with a nuclear weapon.”

The Pentagon official also confirmed that the showdown had been performed in the presence of US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper.

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