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China calls for reduction of nuclear arsenal

Sep 28, 2022

China has called on the countries with the largest nuclear arsenals to work towards a world free of nuclear weapons and accused some countries, without naming any, of being obsessed with creating new military alliances and fomenting conflicts, UNN reports.


Geng Shuang, China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, urged the UN General Assembly on Monday that the countries with the largest nuclear arsenals "persistently fulfill their special and priority responsibilities and further significantly and substantially reduce the number of nuclear weapons."

According to him, this will create conditions for the final realization of comprehensive and complete nuclear disarmament.

Geng Shuang spoke at a high-level meeting organized by the UN General Assembly on the occasion of the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, the Chinese newspaper Global Times reports.

"During the meeting, it was pointed out that the total prohibition and complete destruction of nuclear weapons and ultimately the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free world serves the common interests of mankind and is the common aspiration of all countries," he said.

He accused some countries, without naming anyone, of being obsessed with "strategic competition among great powers, constantly strengthening military alliances, provoking confrontation between the parties, pushing forward the forward deployment of strategic forces and insisting on nuclear submarine cooperation."

He pointed out that China is "committed to maintaining its nuclear forces at the minimum level necessary for national security".

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 28/09/2022

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