Russia is in the process of developing a “nuclear weapon for space,” according to reports

Reports suggest that Russia is in the process of developing a nuclear space weapon capable of dismantling both commercial and government satellites worldwide, sparking concern globally and particularly in the USA.

American intelligence agencies are divided on whether Moscow would pursue such actions, but the issue has prompted Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken to seek assistance from China and India in addressing the matter, as per The New York Times.

A new debate on “national security threats” has gripped the United States Congress, indicating Russia’s purported development of a nuclear space weapon with the potential to disrupt a significant portion of the world’s satellite infrastructure through the generation of a massive energy wave. This disruption would affect communication networks, including cell phones, financial transactions, and the internet.

While details about the weapon remain scarce, it is described in various sources as a potential “space-based nuclear weapon.” However, it remains unclear whether this refers to a nuclear bomb or a nuclear-powered device.

The US is closely monitoring Russia’s activities, as stated by White House National Security Communications Advisor John Kirby. President Joe Biden has reassured that there is no nuclear threat to the American people or anywhere else in the world from Russia’s actions.

According to the New York Post, Russian spokesman Dmitry Peskov dismissed the claims, suggesting that the reports were merely an attempt by the White House to garner congressional support for funding allocation. Peskov stated, “It is obvious that the White House is trying, by hook or by crook, to encourage Congress to vote on a bill to allocate money; this is obvious.”

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