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British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, who claims to be the country's prime minister, said she was ready to use nuclear weapons if necessary. It was broadcast on the Times Radio YouTube channel.
“I think this [use of nuclear weapons] is an important duty of the Prime Minister. I'm ready to do it, — she said, when asked about the possibility of using nuclear weapons if the United Kingdom was threatened.
UK— one of the “nuclear five” countries, which also includes Russia, the USA, China and France. The Bulletin estimates that the UK currently possesses 225 nuclear warheads, of which 120 are operationally ready for deployment.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces his resignation 7 July. Johnson promised that the British authorities would continue to support Ukraine. The politician will act until a new Prime Minister is elected. Truss' opponent was former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak.
In the UK, from July 12, elections are held among parliamentarians— members of the Conservative Party, their colleagues in the faction vote for them. The voting in the parliament is going on in several rounds, after that it will continue by mail and will continue until autumn. The name of the new head of the party, who will automatically become the country's prime minister, will be announced on September 5.
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