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White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said the U.S. has “no intention” of using chemical weapons, after President Biden said his administration would respond “in kind” if Russia uses such a weapon in Ukraine.RUSSIA INVADES UKRAINE: LIVE UPDATES Sullivan was asked Friday what Biden meant by “in kind.“Sullivan said that meant “we’ll respond accordingly” and that Russia would pay a “severe price.”“We will collect the form and nature of our response based on the nature of the action Russia takes,” Sullivan said. “And we’ll do so in coordination with our allies.”
White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Feb. 11, 2022, in Washington. 
(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)“And I won’t go beyond that other than to say the United States has no intention of using chemical weapons, period, under any circumstances,” Sullivan maintained.US RESPONSE TO RUSSIAN CHEMICAL WEAPONS WOULD BE ‘IN KIND’: BIDENPressed further, Sullivan responded saying: “I will just say, with respect to any use of weapons of mass destruction — nuclear, chemical, biological — Russia would pay a severe price.“Sullivan maintained that Biden administration officials have discussed this matter with allies and partners and have done “contingency planning within our own government.”“We have communicated directly to the Russians and I’m not going to speak further to it here,” he said.
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