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‘No one can win nuclear war’: US, France, Russia, China, Britain agree in a joint statement

‘No one can win nuclear war’: US, France, Russia, China, Britain agree in a joint statement. 

In a joint declaration, there is no way to beat nuclear conflict’ Russia, China, Britain, US, and France.

China, Russia, Britain, The United States, and France have agreed that the further proliferation of nuclear weapons and a nuclear war must be avoided, as per an unofficial statement of the five nuclear powers released by the Kremlin on Monday.

It was stated that the five nations who are Permanent members of the United Nations Security Council – believe that it is their primary responsibility to ensure that there is no war between nuclear states and to limit the risk of strategic terrorism, and to cooperate with all nations to build a positive atmosphere of security.

“We affirm that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought,” the English version of this statement said.

“As nuclear use would have far-reaching consequences, we also affirm that nuclear weapons — for as long as they continue to exist — should serve defensive purposes, deter aggression, and prevent war.”

France also issued a statement emphasizing that the five powers reaffirmed their commitment to controlling nuclear weapons and disarmament. 

They will continue multilateral and bilateral approaches to controlling nuclear weapons, it stated.

The announcement by”the so-called P5 group comes when bilateral relations between the United States and Moscow have been at their lowest since the conclusion at the end of Cold War, while ties between Washington and China are also at an all-time low in a wide range of disputes.

The Pentagon in November dramatically raised its estimates of China’s expected nuclear arsenal in the next decade, saying Beijing could possess 700 warheads in 2027 and perhaps 1,000 by 2030.

Washington has repeatedly called on China to join with it and Russia in an arms control treaty renegotiated.

The geopolitical tensions among Moscow and Western nations have risen due to fears about Russia’s military expansion close to neighboring Ukraine. 

Moscow claims it can move its troops around its territory whenever it sees fit.

On Thursday, U.S. President Joe Biden informed the Russian partner Vladimir Putin that a possible decision on Ukraine could trigger sanctions and a heightened U.S. presence in Europe in a region where tensions are at a high point following Russia’s military construction along the border.

U.S. and Russian officials are scheduled to hold talks on the 10th of January to discuss concerns over their military activities and to address the growing tensions in Ukraine, The two nations said.

A major conference on a nuclear treaty, which was scheduled to begin on Tuesday at the United Nations, has been postponed until August because of the spread of COVID-19.

 

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