Washington Examiner: China slams US move to pull out of nuclear missile treaty22 October 2018 | 20:47 | FOCUS News Agency
“I want to stress that it is completely wrong to use China as an excuse for pulling out of the treaty,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters Monday in Beijing. “We hope relevant countries can cherish the hard-won achievements over the years, prudently and properly handle issues related to the treaty through dialogue and consultation, and think twice about withdrawing from the treaty.”
President Trump said this weekend he wants to pull the U.S. out of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which covers land-based, mid-range missiles. The administration alleges that Russia has been violating the terms of the deal by developing new cruise missiles. A New York Times report citing anonymous administration sources said the move was being done to allow the U.S. to counter China's efforts to build up arms in the Pacific.
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