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Chinese Foreign Ministry urges US to withdraw nuclear weapons from Europe

Chinese Foreign Ministry urges US to withdraw nuclear weapons from Europe

Fu Cong, director of the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s arms control department, believes that Russia and the United States need to continue reducing nuclear arsenals. In addition, according to him, the United States must withdraw all nuclear weapons from Europe. He also stated that the United Kingdom and France should also be included in the scheme to reduce nuclear weapons.

“First, the two major nuclear powers, Russia and the US, need to continue to reduce their weapons,” Mr. Tsun said. “The US should withdraw all of its nuclear weapons from Europe and refrain from stationing nuclear weapons in any other region,” he said.


In 2010, Russia and the United States signed a bilateral treaty called START-3, which provides for the mutual reduction of strategic nuclear arsenals. The contract expires in 2026. The US authorities want to extend the START-3 agreement after 2026.