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Poland’s Prime Minister Morawiecki Requests U.S. Nuclear Weapons

June 30, 2023, 2022 (EIRNS)—Poland’s war-mongering Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has requested that Poland be included in NATO’s Nuclear Sharing Program, so that U.S. tactical nuclear weapons be stationed in Poland post-haste. The NATO program allows the deployment of U.S. nuclear bombs on the territory of other NATO non-nuclear nations.

Morawiecki announced this request in his press conference following the European Council summit today, calling Poland’s appeal in response to Moscow’s decision to station its tactical nuclear arms in neighboring Belarus. “Due to the fact that Russia intends to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, we are ... appealing to ... NATO to [allow us to] take part in the Nuclear Sharing Program,” the prime minister said.

The final decision on the issue would rest with Washington, Morawiecki said, adding that Warsaw declared its intention to “act quickly in this regard.” Poland “does not want to sit idly by.”

This is by no means the first attempt made by Polish high-ranking officials to get U.S. tactical nuclear weapons deployed in Poland. Their first such requests go back to 2015.

Polish news service Polsatnews (in Polish) was quick to report that National Security Council spokesman John Kirby refused to comment when questioned a few hours later in an online briefing about the request. “I have nothing to say about any talks of this type. And anyway, we’re just not talking about deploying our nuclear systems, so I’m certainly not going to start doing that today. One thing I can say is that we have not changed our strategic deterrence disposition.”

But such deployments have been under discussion. In a June 23 article published by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Alexander Vershbow, an American diplomat and former Deputy Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also urged that tactical nuclear weapon deployments in Europe be expanded beyond the limited steps called for in the Biden administration’s Nuclear Posture Review.

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