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China Has No Intention Of Negotiating Control Of Nuclear Weapons With The US and Russia

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According to Sputnik news agency, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lian-Kien said the country had no intention of participating in any three-party talks on the control of nuclear weapons, with the US and Russia, serving Washington repeatedly asked.

Earlier, US President Donald Trump revealed he would propose a tripartite weapons control initiative with Russia and China to avoid an expensive arms race.

The announcement was made when the new Strategic Nuclear Reduction Treaty (New START) signed in 2010 between Russia and the US expires in February 2021 and the United States is not currently committed to renewing the treaty, saying that the country This wants more Chinese involvement.

"New START remains the only important document in the field of nuclear weapons between Russia and the United States and draws a lot of attention. China has no intention of participating in any arms control talks. Please let us know if there are any parties."
Mr. Trieu Lap Kien affirmed.

The new START Treaty requires each party to reduce its strategic offensive arsenal so that after 7 years from the date of entry into force of the treaty. The total number of weapons does not exceed 700 intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-mounted ballistic missiles, heavy bombers, as well as 1,550 warheads and 800 deployed launchers not implemented yet.

In addition, under the treaty, both Russia and the United States are required to exchange information on the number of warheads and launch vehicles twice a year.

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