A nuclear war with the US is more likely than ever, Russia warns

March 23, 2023 — The Jerusalem Post reports: “Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Wednesday that the risk of a nuclear clash was at its highest level in decades, warning that Moscow was in a ‘de-facto’ open conflict with Washington over the war in Ukraine.

Relations between Russia and the United States, long strained, have worsened even further since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last year. In February, Moscow pulled out of the New START nuclear arms reduction treaty with Washington.

Speaking at an event entitled ‘A World Without START: What’s Next,’ Ryabkov said there was ‘no question’ of Russia restoring the treaty for now, criticizing what he called Washington’s ‘hostile course’ towards Moscow.

‘I wouldn’t want to dive into a discussion about whether the likelihood of a nuclear conflict is high today, but it is higher than anything we have had for the past few decades, let’s put it that way,’ the Interfax news agency quoted him as saying…”  (Nuclear war is coming – Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. This conflict called Armageddon is described in Revelation 9:14 – 18.  See the next three reports.)

Russia to station nuclear weapons in Belarus

March 27, 2023 — Israel National News reports: “Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Saturday that Russia will station tactical nuclear weapons in neighboring Belarus, marking the first time since the mid-1990s that Moscow will have based such arms outside the country, according to a Reuters report.

Putin made the announcement at a time of growing tensions with the West over the Ukraine war and as some Russian commentators speculate about possible nuclear strikes.

Putin told state television that Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko had long raised the issue of stationing tactical nuclear weapons in his country.

‘There is nothing unusual here either: firstly, the United States has been doing this for decades. They have long deployed their tactical nuclear weapons on the territory of their allied countries,’ he said, as quoted by Reuters.

‘We agreed that we will do the same – without violating our obligations, I emphasize, without violating our international obligations on the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons,’ added the Russian President…”

Netanyahu: ‘Horrible nuclear war’ will break out, if Iran isn’t stopped

March 10, 2023 — The Jerusalem Post reports: “A ‘horrible nuclear war’ will break out if the world does not stop Tehran from obtaining atomic weapons, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in his first ever address to the Iranian people on Thursday night. 

‘If Iran gets a nuclear weapon, this will be a problem all of us will face. It will change the world,’ he said in an English-language interview with Washington-based Iran International that was also dubbed into Persian and broadcast in Iran.

A nuclear Iran will cause ‘the criss-crossing of the Middle East with nuclear trip wires, as other regimes who understand the danger of a nuclear Iran will rush to arm themselves,’ Netanyahu said, using the platform to urge global action in response to Iran’s enrichment of uranium to 84%, which is close to 90% weapons grade.

Netanyahu said he had a message for ‘those who say, ‘Well, if we take action against Iran, we will face war’ – You will face a war if you don’t, a potentially horrible nuclear war if you don’t.’…”

North Korean leader calls to expand nuclear arsenal

March 28, 2023 — Israel National News reports: “North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for scaling up the production of weapons-grade nuclear materials to increase the country’s nuclear arsenal, saying it should be fully ready to use the weapons at any time, Reuters reported on Monday, citing state media KCNA.

Kim made the remarks during an inspection of the country’s nuclear weapons program where it tested trigger technology, the report said.

The military simulated a nuclear air explosion strike with two ground-to-ground tactical ballistic missiles during Monday’s firing training, KCNA said in a separate dispatch.

North Korea has upped its rhetoric in recent weeks, amid joint US-South Korea military drills which have angered the North…”