China Slams US 'Cold War Mentality' Amid Nuclear Policy Shift

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China's Defence Ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang said that the United States document presumptuously speculated about the intentions behind China's development and played up the threat of China's nuclear strength, reports PTI.

The U.S. Defense Ministry on Friday officially published the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), the guiding principle for the future U.S. policy seeking enhanced nuclear deterrent which is already the world's most powerful.

The US military wants to revamp its nuclear arsenal and develop new low-yield atomic weapons, largely in response to Russian actions in recent years, the Pentagon said. At its core is expanding low-yield nuclear weapons. "We hope that the USA earnestly takes up its special disarmament responsibility, correctly understands China's strategic intentions and objectively views China's national defence and military build-up".

Moscow on Saturday denounced the "bellicose" and "anti-Russian" nature of the new USA nuclear policy, warning it would take necessary measures to ensure its own security. Modifying some submarine-launched nuclear warheads to give a lower-yield detonation.

"We hope that the United States will abandon its Cold War mentality, earnestly assume its special disarmament responsibilities, correctly understand China's strategic intentions and objectively view China's national defence and military build-up.", China's defence ministry said in the statement.

Return of sea-based nuclear cruise missiles. According to Politico, the strategy is to counter aggressive moves by Russian Federation and China in upgrading their nuclear arsenal.

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"We hope the U.S. side will discard its "cold-war mentality", shoulder its own special and primary responsibility for nuclear disarmament, understand correctly China's strategic intentions and take a fair view on China's national defence and military development", he said.

The 74-page report, which is the first review of United States nuclear policy since 2010, labels China "a major challenge to USA interests in Asia".

Historically a close United States ally and key North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member, nuclear weapons were a divisive issue in Germany's Cold War politics.

In the NPR document, the USA accused China of "expanding its already considerable nuclear forces" but China defended its policy on Sunday saying it would "resolutely stick to peaceful development and pursue a national defence policy that is defensive in nature".

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif argued the proposals were in violation of the worldwide nuclear non-proliferation treaty.

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