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China offered the largest nuclear powers to conclude an agreement

Feb 29, 2024

China called on the states with the largest nuclear arsenals to agree on an agreement "on the non-use of nuclear weapons first against each other."


This is reported by RBC-Ukraine regarding Reuters.

Director General of the Arms Control Department of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sun Xiaobo, called on the nuclear powers to fulfill their "special and priority obligations" regarding nuclear disarmament following the UN Convention, within the framework of the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva.

He noted that the Conference on Disarmament should define a road map or schedule for an international legal instrument that would protect non-nuclear states from the threat of nuclear weapons.

"Nuclear-weapon states should negotiate and conclude a non-nuclear-weapon treaty first against each other or make a political statement on the matter," Sun said.

As you know, Russia and the USA have the largest nuclear arsenals in the world. China and India are currently the only nuclear powers that officially adhere to the "no first strike" policy.

Sun also called for a universal, non-discriminatory, non-proliferation export control order to address global security concerns and promote greater compliance in the biochemistry industry to uphold the authority of the arms control treaty system.

In addition, the Chinese diplomat believes that it is necessary to pay attention to the development of international norms and to counter new scientific and technical challenges in such fields as artificial intelligence, outer space, and cyberspace.

He described the international strategic security situation as facing new challenges, and that countries with the strongest military power have repeatedly "violated treaties" to "pursue their absolute superiority."

You can conclude 10 or 100 international agreements, but so far there is no mechanism for holding people accountable for their violation - there is no point in this.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 29/02/2024

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