The US is planning to store nuclear weapons in the UK for the first time in 15 years due to the rising threat from Russia, reports suggest.
Weapons three times as strong as the Hiroshima bomb could be at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, The Telegraph reported.
The US had last stored nuclear missiles at the airbase during the Cold War, and removed them in 2008. The report said it has seen Pentagon documents that reveal contracts for a new facility at the RAF site.
The Ministry of Defence said it “remains a longstanding UK and NATO policy to neither confirm nor deny the presence of nuclear weapons at a given location”.
US navy secretary Carlos Del Toro urged the UK to “reassess” the size of its armed forces given “the threats that exist today”.