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China is currently trying to achieve nuclear parity with the United States and Russia, as well as to create a triad of delivery vehicles of nuclear weapons. It is reported TASS with reference to the special representative of the President of the United States arms control Marshall Billingsley.
According to him, China is rapidly increasing its nuclear potential, which means a radical shift in the doctrine of Beijing. Billingsley stated that this development is of serious concern to the US and their allies in Europe and Asia.
“The impression is that they really are determined to achieve this”, — said the special representative of the President of the United States.
Earlier, the US cited three conditions for the renewal of the agreement with Russia on strategic offensive arms (start-3). The President of the United States Donald trump can go on agreement if the parties will achieve progress in the inclusion of new strict measures of verification, if it will take into account all the nuclear warheads and also in case of accession of China.
June 22, Russia and the United States meet in Vienna to discuss the extension of the Treaty on the reduction of strategic offensive arms. During consultations were discussed including maintaining stability and predictability in terms of termination of the Agreement on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range after the US.
The contract on reduction of strategic offensive arms (start-3) was signed in 2010 by then presidents of Russia and the USA Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama. The agreement came into force in 2011 and his term expires in February 2021-th.
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