US considered nuking Afghanistan after 9/11: German diplomat
WASHINGTON (92 News) – A nuclear strike against Afghanistan was on the table in Washington in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, a senior German diplomat said.
Michael Steiner, the current German ambassador to India, served as foreign and security policy aide to then-German Chancellor Gerhard Schroder at the time of the 9/11 attacks.
Talking to media Michael Steiner, said that that the nuclear option was under consideration. “They had really played through all possibilities.”
He said that there was a concern in Berlin that the Americans were so shocked by the attacks, which claimed nearly 3,000 lives, that they would overreact.
Steiner said that Schroder rejected his idea to publish a statement declaring “unconditional support” for the US.