China said on Tuesday that it would continue to “modernize” its nuclear weapons. Urges US and Russia to reduce their warehouses A day after world powers promised to stop the proliferation of these types of weapons.
“China will continue to modernize its nuclear weapons for reasons of reliability and securityDirector-General of the Department of Arms Control of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Fu Kang said.
In a rare joint statement, the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (United States, China, Russia, United Kingdom and France) They promised Monday “Stop multiplication” Nuclear weapons and the future will completely eliminate their weapons.
But it seems difficult for him to bring these words to reality. Increased geopolitical tensions Between these forces.
Tuesday, China defends its nuclear weapons policy He also called on Russia and the United States, the world’s leading nuclear powers, to take the first step.
“The United States and Russia still have 90% of the world’s nuclear weaponsFu Kang said. “They need to reduce their nuclear weapons in a way that is unchangeable and legally regulatory,” he added.
This person pointed out “LieThe United States accuses China of expanding its arsenal to have 700 warships by 2027 and 1,000 by 2030.
“I would say, first of all, that this is wrong in the claims of US officials that China is drastically expanding its nuclear capabilities.He told a conference in Beijing.
The U.S. Department of Defense said in a statement in November that China Expanding Its nuclear power is faster than previously expected.
The United States has also said Your Concerns About Analyst Reports Based on Satellite Images China builds missile pits He tested the hypersonic missile in the northwest desert and last summer.
Fu did not confirm the missile pits, but said China’s nuclear capability should not be estimated based on satellite imagery.
He said China should take action to ensure that its nuclear capability is adequate in light of the changing security environment in Asia.. He cited the US speech on the deployment of non-nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles in the region.
Kang said China was pursuing a policy of not using these types of weapons in the first place and that it “maintains the minimum level of nuclear capability necessary to guarantee national security.”
He also rejected the deployment of such weapons in the Taiwan Strait., One of the centers of growing tensions between Beijing and Washington. “Nuclear weapons are a deterrent, not war or war“, He said.
(With information from AP and AFP)