The United States can repeat the use of nuclear weapons, since the first strike is provided for by the doctrine USA.

This was reported by RIA Novosti, with reference to the head of the Center for International Security of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexey Arbatov.

According to the expert, Washington does not recognize as a war crime on August 6 and 9, 1945, the nuclear bombing of the civilian population of the cities of Japan – Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The nuclear doctrine of the Americans even today suggests the possibility of using this deadly weapon of mass destruction, the observer noted.

“For more than five months we have been on the verge of a direct armed clash between Russia and NATO. In the event of such a clash, if there is a further escalation of the Ukrainian crisis, the use of nuclear weapons is possible,” Arbatov summed up.