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In China compared the nuclear arsenals of China and the United States

The U.S. nuclear Arsenal exceeds China's nuclear Arsenal 20 times, Washington intends to increase this gap, requirement from China to join the tripartite talks with Russia on disarmament is not that other, as attempt by the US to free his hands for military dominance, said Wednesday Director of the Department of arms control of Chinese foreign Ministry Fu Cong.

He stressed that the US is well aware of this huge gap, both in quantitative and qualitative terms, and are going to increase it.

"The U.S. is going to invest $ 500 billion in the next 10 years and 1.2 trillion in the next 30 years. Asking China to participate in the so-called tripartite negotiations is nothing but a pretext to free his hands for the receipt of military dominance," said the diplomat.

He stressed that China's refusal to participate in these negotiations does not mean it is out of the international nuclear disarmament process.

The contract on reduction of strategic offensive arms (start -3), signed in 2010, is the only existing agreement between Russia and the USA on the limitation of armaments. The agreement expires in February 2021, while Washington has not announced any plans to renew it. The US administration at different levels emphasizes the need for the inclusion of China in the negotiation of a new trilateral nuclear agreement between Russia, China and the United States. In Beijing, this idea is rejected. The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia supports the extension of the contract about SNV-3 without preconditions.