Against the background of deteriorating relations between Washington and Ankara, the United States began moving nuclear weapons from Incirlik air base in Turkey to the us military base in Deveselu, Romania. It is reported EurActiv.com with reference to the sources.
According to one of interlocutors of the edition, the transfer of nuclear weapons is very complex in technical and political sense. He argues that we are talking about more than 20 units of nuclear weapons.
A second source said that relations between the two countries deteriorated after the military coup that Washington supposedly refused to trust Ankara in the issue of deployment of nuclear weapons.
The U.S. Department of state request for comments was forwarded to the Pentagon.
NATO sent diplomatically worded comment, the meaning of which is to ensure that the allies of the Alliance must ensure the security of deployed U.S. nuclear weapons.
At the same time, the Romanian foreign Ministry has categorically denied the information about the transfer to the Deveselu US nuclear weapons from Turkey.
In may 2016 in Romania on an American military base in Deveselu the launch of European missile defense system Aegis.
On the evening of 15 July, the Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim said the attempted coup by the military. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on his supporters to take to the streets. On the morning of 16 July, the authorities announced the suppression of the efforts of the coup and began mass purges of state institutions allegedly from supporters of the preacher Fethullah Gulen, whom they call the organizer of the coup.
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