Poland Not Going to Join US Nuclear Sharing Program - Foreign Minister

© AFP 2022 / JUNG YEON-JEThe US nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington arrives at the southeastern port city of Busan on July 11, 2014
The US nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington arrives at the southeastern port city of Busan on July 11, 2014 - Sputnik International
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WARSAW (Sputnik) - Warsaw is not going to join the nuclear sharing program to gain access to US nuclear weapons, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said in an interview.

"This is not the subject of negotiations… This is not the subject of consideration as well," Czaputowicz told the Dziennik Gazeta Prawna newspaper.

At the same time, he confirmed that the Polish side is awaiting a decision on the deployment of a permanent base of US troops in the country in early 2019.

"It is about spring next year," the minister said.

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On September 18, US President Donald Trump said at a meeting with his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda that the United States was considering the possibility of deploying a permanent military base in Poland. Trump also stated at a press conference with Duda that the Polish president offered to pay "much more than $2 billion" toward the cost of the base. The Polish president suggested that it might be called Fort Trump.

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