Biden urges China to join nuclear weapons talks

US President Joe Biden. Archive photo

Biden says China should also participate in nuclear talks

WASHINGTON, August 1 – RIA Novosti. US President Joe Biden said that China should also participate in negotiations on nuclear weapons as a party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

“China, as a member of the NPT, also has an obligation to engage in negotiations that reduce the risk of miscalculation and address destabilizing military dynamics,” the White House said ahead of the NPT conference. said.

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference will be held in New York from August 1-26, 2022. The NPT Review Conference is the main event in the field of non-proliferation and disarmament and takes place every five years.

China remains one of five officially nuclear weapons states under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) that does not provide any information on its armed forces, including the nuclear component. The 2020 Pentagon PRC Military Strength Report reported that China has more than 1,250 land-launched ballistic missiles and land-launched cruise missiles with ranges of 500 to 5,500 kilometers. It was also noted that over the next ten years, China’s arsenal of nuclear warheads, which is currently estimated to be less than 200, will double.

Source: Ria


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