Original title: Ministry of Foreign Affairs: The small circle in the United States is against the trend of the times and unpopular. Source: CCTV News Client
This (14) afternoon, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a regular press conference. A reporter asked questions: According to reports, on the 13th local time, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview that the establishment of groups such as the US-UK-Australia trilateral security partnership will undoubtedly be Undermining regional stability, “making friends with each other is a good thing, but making friends against others is bad.” What’s China’s comment on this?
In this regard, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said that China has repeatedly emphasized that the US-UK-Australian nuclear submarine cooperation poses a serious risk of nuclear proliferation, which is a clear violation of the spirit of the NPT and will not only have a profound impact on the international nuclear non-proliferation system, but also Brings five real threats to regional peace and stability.
The first is to create nuclear proliferation risks and impact the international nuclear non-proliferation system; the second is to induce a new round of arms race, which does not rule out causing other countries to follow suit, or even cross the nuclear threshold; third, to damage regional prosperity and stability, and create regional tension; fourth, Destroying the construction of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Southeast Asia runs counter to the efforts of ASEAN countries. Fifth, it has caused a resurgence of Cold War mentality, instigated regional rivalries and engaged in a zero-sum geopolitical game.
It is not difficult for a discerning person to see that the US-UK-Australia trilateral security partnership obeys and serves the US-led “Indo-Pacific strategy.” The United States has repeatedly advertised the so-called “freedom and openness,” but what it actually does in the region is to form small circles and promote military blocs. This is going against the trend of the times and unpopular. It will inevitably arouse vigilance and resistance from regional countries and the international community. (CCTV reporter Zhu Ruomeng Zhang Xi)