Obama's nuclear doctrine

US president rules out the use of atomic weapons against non-nuclear countries.

    Less than a week before global leaders meet in Washington for a summit on stopping the spread of nuclear arms, the US president has unveiled his nuclear doctrine.

    Barack Obama's Nuclear Posture Review outlines a sharp decline in the United States' nuclear arsenal, and rules out the use of atomic weapons against non-nuclear armed countries.

    However, it stops short of a declaration that the US will not use nuclear weapons first in any conflict.

    As Al Jazeera's Rosiland Jordan reports, the review also comes with a stern message for North Korea and Iran.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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