United States has a plan in case Russia uses nuclear weapons against Ukraine
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told CBS News that the United States has made it clear to Russia that the consequences of using nuclear weapons would be “horrific.” Blinken did not share how the U.S. would respond if Russia used nuclear weapons against Ukraine but said the administration has a plan.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the U.S. had told Russian officials to “stop the loose talk” on the potential use of nuclear weapons, following reports that the Biden administration has privately warned the Kremlin to stamp out the escalatory rhetoric.
Blinken said that the U.S. has been “very clear with the Russians,” both publicly and privately, “to stop the loose talk about nuclear weapons.”
“It’s very important that Moscow hear from us and know from us that the consequences would be horrific,” the secretary of state said. “We’ve made that very clear.”