White House silent on potential nuclear weapons installation on F-16s.

The White House declined to comment on the possibility of installing nuclear weapons on board US F-16 fighters.

“F-16 fighter jets will be provided (to Ukraine) as part of Ukraine’s defense needs,” US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said Tuesday at a press conference.

He added that the delivery of fighters will take some time.

He pointed out that “President Biden had a strong stance on our unwillingness for any escalation of this war and its turning into a nuclear war. It’s not the United States that makes reckless claims about nuclear weapons.”

This happened in response to a request to comment on the statements of the Russian Foreign Minister that one of the F-16 fighter models that the United States and Western countries intend to provide to Ukraine is capable of carrying nuclear weapons.

Source: TASS

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