Thursday, October 09, 2008
Russia denies nuclear weapons on ships bound for Venezuela
Russia denies nuclear weapons on ships bound for Venezuela (NSI News Source Info) MOSCOW - October 10, 2008: Russian warships en route to Venezuela to take part in naval exercises are not carrying nuclear weapons, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Thursday. "There are no tactical nuclear weapons on board these ships," Andrei Nesterenko told a news conference at RIA Novosti. He said the presence of the nuclear-powered Pyotr Veliky missile cruiser in Latin American and Caribbean waters would not violate the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.