China warns AUKUS: You’ve gone down a ‘dangerous road’ with nuclear subs deal

China warns AUKUS: You’ve gone down a ‘dangerous road’ with nuclear subs deal
Опубликовано: Tuesday, 14 March 2023 09:12

Beijing blasts US, UK and Australia as Joe Biden prepares to sell submarines to Canberra.


The United Kingdom, the United States and Australia have “gone further down a wrong and dangerous road” with their nuclear submarines agreement, a spokesperson for the Chinese foreign ministry said Tuesday.

The agreement “completely ignored the concerns of the international community,” Wang Wenbin said at a press briefing, according to CNN.

The deal will “stimulate an arms race, undermine the international nuclear non-proliferation system and damage regional peace and stability,” he added.

On Monday, U.S. President Joe Biden announced his intention to sell five nuclear-powered submarines to Australia, after meeting with the British and Australian prime ministers at a naval base in San Diego, California.

The move is part of the broader “AUKUS” alliance, which aims at strengthening the U.S., British and Australian presence in the Indo-Pacific — mostly to counter the rise of China in the region.

Asked Monday if China would consider the submarines deal as an act of aggression, Biden said “no,” according to Reuters.

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