China’s foreign Ministry called the U.S. doctrine of excuse to build up nuclear Arsenal

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal in photobacteria of the Chinese Parliament in Beijing. Archive photoChina’s foreign Ministry called the U.S. doctrine of excuse to build up nuclear Arsenal© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal the image Bank

Distortion of state policy of China the nuclear doctrine of the USA are just an excuse to justify increasing its own nuclear capacity, said foreign Ministry spokesman China Geng Shuang.

«Report of the United States is trying to find a reason to justify the expansion and strengthening of their own nuclear Arsenal by the deliberate distortion of Chinese policies and actions. We hope that the US will throw the old ideas of the «cold war» and stop to consider inter-state relations from a confrontational point of view,» said Geng Shuang.

He noted that «China has never participated and do not intend to participate in a nuclear arms race, and will keep its nuclear capabilities at the minimum level.» According to the diplomat, China adhered to this policy, more than half a century since, when in possession of the country was a nuclear weapon.

On Sunday, the defense Ministry of China in his commentary said that the US is in its new nuclear doctrine have exaggerated the threat of Chinese nuclear capability, Beijing opposes such an absurd and reckless assumptions.

The Pentagon released on Friday, the US nuclear doctrine, which has paid great attention to the development of Russian nuclear forces. Among other potential threats, the Pentagon called North Korea, Iran and China. The Pentagon announced that the U.S. effort will be focused on the development of nuclear warheads of low power. In addition, the doctrine States that the U.S. will continue to spend money on the modernization of nuclear forces and the development of elements of the «nuclear triad» (Intercontinental ballistic missiles, strategic submarines and bombers). The United States said that, in General, advocate the reduction of nuclear weapons, but criticized the proposed UN Treaty on the complete prohibition of it as not meeting the current agenda.