US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said on October 24, 2022, that the reaction of the United States to the use of “dirty” and nuclear bombs by Russia would be the same, the consequences for the aggressor would be in any case.
Asked whether Washington would treat the use of a “dirty bomb” the same as any other nuclear bomb, Ned Price said: “It would certainly be another example of President Putin’s brutality, if he were to use a so-called ‘dirty bomb.’ There would be consequences for Russia whether it uses a ‘dirty bomb’ or a nuclear bomb. We’ve been very clear about that.”
According to US State Department spokesperson, Moscow should be aware of the “profound consequences” that could result from nuclear use.
Ned Price stated that the United States had not received any signs that Russia was planning to use a nuclear weapon. However, concern about the use of a “dirty Bomb” was sparked when Russian officials warned that Ukraine had the intention to use such a bomb.
“We know the Kremlin’s track record when it comes to these types of claims. That’s of course what is the predicate, what ultimately undergirds our concerns,” Ned Price concluded.