British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that he will launch a nuclear attack against another country if circumstances occur.
Cameron has told the BBC that nuclear bombs are “the ultimate insurance policy” and said any nuclear attack by Britain against any country will be “justified”.
The prime minister’s remarks came after Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he would not use nuclear bombs on another country’s population.
“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 has been quoted as saying by The Independent.
“If you give any other answer then you are, frankly, undermining our national security, undermining our deterrent.”
Corbyn has said last week that he would not use the nuclear weapons and that the UK should not be spending money on them.
“I don’t think we should be spending £100bn on renewing Trident. That is a quarter of our defence budget,” he said.