But Japan may need to have nuclear weapons as insurance.
The Chinese Government has solemnly declared that it would not be the first to use nuclear weapons at any time and in any circumstance.
If you (the Europeans) are really honest and worried that Iran may obtain nuclear weapons, there are better ways to gain confidence.
if you get someone like Saddam Hussein to get nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles, chemical weapons, biological weapons, how many people is he going to kill with such weapons?
have manufactured nuclear weapons and will retain them under any circumstances.
North Korea needs to fully and immediately dismantle their nuclear weapons program.
Why not have your nuclear bombs in your briefcase? All of these policies that America upholds, nuclear weapons, privatization, all of these things are going to mutate and metamorphosis into these dangerous things.
India has a nuclear weapons for a long time. They are a country in good standing. It's time to recognize them for what t hey are and when it comes to North Korea or Iran, the rogues so called, They're making their decisions for reasons t hat don't have much to do with the principle of non proliferation regime.
In the nuclear energy field, our purpose has nothing to do with nuclear weapons, nor would this technology ever be diverted into (making) weapons.
We have, I think, come through the big danger of a vast and sudden exchange of nuclear weapons, ... And I think the lesson we've learned is, if you have nuclear weapons, you probably don't dare use them.
My job ... is to ensure that the nuclear weapons in the stockpile are safe and reliable. Safe means no matter what you do to them they don't go off when they are not supposed to. Reliable means that should the president ever have to use one, it will work exactly as it is supposed to.
I would have voted yes to war because our intelligence showed the madman had nuclear weapons. But then we got into nation-building and it's now time for Iraq to settle Iraq's future.
China stands for the complete prohibition and thorough destruction of nuclear weapons.
It's a telephone contact. We're not dropping nuclear weapons on them.
If ever there was an unnecessary weapon after the Cold War, it's nuclear weapons. We have nuclear capability to burn. This is a situation where the broader policy issues are more important than the job loss.
Foreign visitors are able to come in and have access to materials that are very sensitive, including our nuclear weapons information. Those kinds of things ought not to persist. They must change.
What they're saying, too, is like, it's OK for Israel to have nuclear weapons. But Iran or Syria better not get nuclear weapons. ... It's OK for Israel to occupy Palestine, ... for the United States to occupy Iraq, but it's not OK for Syria to be in Lebanon. They're a bunch of (expletive) hypocrites.
I wonder if those people shown protesting the deployment of nuclear weapons to western Europe during the Reagan era are feeling appropriately stupid today. 'Please don't take away our precious Soviet Union! - We demand the annihilation of all life on Earth!'.
This is not a dramatic development, as Israel also favors a Middle East clean of nuclear weapons, when no threat will exist. The Iranian issue is what the UN is dealing with. The message is clear: Iran poses an immediate and terrifying global threat and it is good that the world has come to its senses.
The bottom line is that this deal would allow India to significantly increase its nuclear weapons arsenal and provides precious little safeguarding. This is a nonproliferation nothing-burger, and Congress will see it as that if they look carefully.
We are organizing an interagency team including nuclear weapons and counterintelligence experts to conduct a formal damage assessment, which will be reviewed by a panel of independent experts.
[Also on the tapes, Dean Rusk, Kennedy's secretary of state, counsels that the use of nuclear weapons would have to have support from America's allies.] I think we would be hard pressed to tell our own people why we are doing this with India when even the British won't do it or the Australians won't do it and the Canadians won't do it, ... We need to have those other flags flying on these joint enterprises.
We now know that Saddam [Hussein] has resumed his efforts to acquire nuclear weapons.
If the administration is serious about keeping nuclear weapons out of the hands of terrorists, the last thing it should do is start a reprocessing program that makes it easier for terrorists to steal nuclear bomb-usable material.