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The prohibition on threatening to use

In 2021, there was, in the view of the Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor, no clear instance of threatening to use nuclear weapons, as prohibited under Article 1(1)(d) of the TPNW. The closest to an instance of threatening to use was a US simulation of nuclear strikes against Russia.

A 96th Bomb Squadron pilot operates a US B-52 on a flight in November 2021 during the annual nuclear command and control exercise Global Thunder.
A 96th Bomb Squadron pilot operates a US B-52 on a flight in November 2021 during the annual nuclear command and control exercise Global Thunder. Photo: Senior Airman Jonathan E. Ramos, 2nd Bomb Wing Public Affairs, US Air Force
Compliance and compatibility with the TPNW's prohibition on threatening to use nuclear weapons
Compliance and compatibility with the TPNW's prohibition on threatening to use nuclear weaponsns
ARTICLE 1(1)(d) - INTERPRETATION