National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met today in Washington with the UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace, the White House confirmed.

Secretary Wallace flew out of the UK yesterday on short notice amid growing concerns that Russian President Vladimir Putin may act on his threats to use tactical nuclear weapons.

Armed Forces Minister James Heappey said Wallace was meeting with the US officials for “the sort of conversations that [are] beyond belief really, the fact we are at a time when these sorts of conversations are necessary.”

Heappey says the topics of conversation between Sec Wallace and his US counterpart were “beyond belief” ( Photo: UK Secretary of State for Defense Ben Wallace and Minister for the Armed Forces James Heappey. Picture by Simon Dawson / No 10 Downing Street )

President Joe Biden has warned recently that the world is closer to Armageddon than ever since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.

“First time since the Cuban missile crisis, we have a direct threat of the use nuclear weapon if in fact things continue down the path they are going,” said Biden.

According to the White House, Wallace and Jake Sullivan discussed “shared national security interests” in Ukraine.

“They underscored their commitment to continue providing Ukraine with security assistance as it defends itself against Russian aggression,” said the White House.

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Ksenija Pavlovic is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Pavlovic Today, The Chief White House Correspondent. Pavlovic was a Teaching Fellow and Doctoral Fellow in the Political Science department...

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