UPDATED 2:45 PM PT – Monday, September 6, 2021
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Mainland China must join international agreements on nuclear non-proliferation. Stoltenberg explained on Monday, China’s nuclear program has been left unchecked by the United Nations for decades and added this must change.
This comes years after President Trump said he would not renew any nuclear agreements with Russia unless they included China. Stoltenberg went on to highlight the recent advances in Beijing’s nuclear program.
“China is building a large number of missile silos, which can significantly increase its nuclear capability,” he explained. “All of this is happening without any limitation or constraint and with a complete lack of transparency.”
🔵 Preserve the NPT
🔵 Strengthen & modernise arms control, covering more systems + more countries (“in particular China”)
🔵 Continue responding together when treaties are violated https://t.co/Wmkf53ubDm
— Dylan P. White (@dylanpwhite) September 6, 2021
The NATO chief also noted China’s foreign policies posed a risk of proliferation of nuclear arms in other countries, such as Iran and North Korea.