01:41 GMT24 November 2020
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    UK Prime Minister David Cameron admitted on Sunday that Britain may consider using nuclear weapons in certain circumstances.

    LONDON (Sputnik) — Cameron criticized the recent comment by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who confronted the use of nuclear weapons by the United Kingdom even under attack and opposed a renewal of the UK Trident nuclear deterrent program.

    "The problem with his answer is, if you… believe like me that Britain should keep the ultimate insurance policy of an independent nuclear deterrent, you have to accept there are circumstances in which its use would be justified," Cameron said in Manchester at the Conservative Party Conference as quoted by the Sky News.

    The renewal of the Trident program was one of the top issues in the run-up to this year’s general election that propelled the Conservative Party led by Prime Minister David Cameron into a second term.

    The Trident system, deployed at the UK Royal Navy’s Faslane, Scotland, naval base, is the UK’s only capable facility, and includes four Vanguard-class Trident ballistic missile equipped submarines.

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    nuclear weapons, Trident, Royal Navy, Jeremy Corbyn, David Cameron, Britain
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