China’s Ministry of Defense called Pentagon’s report on the pace of China’s nuclear weapons speculation 06.12.2022, 22:02

China’s Ministry of Defense rejected the Pentagon’s report on the pace of nuclear weapons development in China, which predicts that China will have 1,500 nuclear warheads by 2035, describing the document as speculation. It has been reported Al Arabia Referring to the description of the Chinese military department.

China’s Ministry of Defense emphasized that the United States should consider its own nuclear policy and reminded that they have the largest nuclear arsenal in the world.

At the same time, the Chinese military department described the United States as the “biggest troublemaker” in global security issues.

“The United States has fueled conflicts for its own interests, created division and conflict in the world, and brought unrest and disaster wherever it is,” the ministry said.

At the same time, China itself “strictly adheres to the strategy of self-defense” in its nuclear policy, does not consider to be the first to use nuclear weapons, and keeps nuclear forces at the lowest possible level, which guarantees security, the Ministry of Defense of the PRC stressed.

The publication states that according to the analytical center of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the United States has about 3,700 nuclear warheads, of which about 1,740 have been deployed.

Previously reportedThe Pentagon’s annual report says China has the capacity to deploy about 1,500 nuclear warheads and complete the modernization of its armed forces by 2035.

In early November, US Under Secretary of Defense for Political Affairs Colin Kohl declarationThat the United States will have to deal with two nuclear powers with an arsenal approximately equal to that of the United States in the late 2020s and early 2030s, as the PRC will increase its nuclear potential.

Source: Gazeta


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