UK pledges to increase nuclear warhead stockpile, boost Asian ties following foreign policy report
18 March 2021 | 8:46 am
The UK has vowed to increase its nuclear stockpile and work closer with Asian allies after the government published a review of British foreign policy. The report labels Russia as the UK's biggest threat.
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