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While tensions in Ukraine seem to have slowed down a bit due to the growth of former President Donald Trump’s chances in the imminent race for the White House (elections November 5, 2024) and with them the immediate nightmare of a nuclear war on which NATO has greatly influenced, the real atomic threat could manifest itself in the Middle East for three very connected episodes.

Russia has vowed a military response to US’ plans to deploy strategic, ground-based missiles in Germany by 2026. Scott Ritter, a former UN weapons inspector-turned international affairs observer who literally wrote the book on arms control in Europe in the 1980s, tells Sputnik why the prospective deployment is so dangerous.

The White House announced plans to deploy three types of strategic missiles in Germany last week, with the new capabilities set to include:

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Joe Biden’s escalating dementia and the long media-political conspiracy to hide his senility from the public are the least of the Democrats’ current problems.

The Russian Foreign Ministry has promised to "calibrate [its] responses" to US plans to deploy new offensive missile capabilities in Germany "without any internal constraints" in terms of what arms to place and when and where to place them to ensure Russia's security. A leading European military observer lays out the options at Russia's disposal.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said Thursday that Moscow won’t rule out deploying nuclear missiles in response to the US planning to deploy missile systems to Germany in 2026 that were previously banned by the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

“I don’t rule anything out,” Ryabkov said when asked about the possibility of a nuclear deployment.