China accuses U.S. of 'Cold War mentality'

Iran says US nuclear policy brings world 'closer to annihilation'

"Expanding flexible US nuclear options now, to include low-yield options, is important for the preservation of credible deterrence against regional aggression", the report says.

China has voiced its firm opposition to the new United States nuclear strategy that outlines plans to expand the country's nuclear capabilities.

A critical element of US nuclear deterrence, it is reaching the end of it's useful life after 33 years in service.

China accused the United States of "presumptuous speculation" about China's intentions, and said it has always adopted a restrained attitude towards the development of nuclear weapons and kept its nuclear forces to a minimum.

Modifying some submarine-launched nuclear warheads to give a lower-yield detonation.

The U.S. military believes its nukes are seen as too large to be used and wants to develop low-yield bombs-a move that has prompted condemnation from China, Iran and Russian Federation.

The U.S. unveiled the strategy on Friday. John Rood, Undersecretary of Defence for Policy, said: "There is no automaticity to this policy", when asked how the U.S. would manage responses to cases of "extreme circumstances".




The United States' so-called nuclear triad - the military's ability to launch and defend nuclear attacks with land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-launched ballistic missiles and air-launched cruise missiles - will remain critical to its nuclear deterrence strategy.

Shanahan argued the clarification was "stabilizing" because he said having a nuclear response option to extreme non-nuclear attacks "lowers the risk of nuclear use by anyone".

His comments late Saturday came a day after the Pentagon revealed plans to revamp its nuclear arsenal, largely in response to a perceived renewed threat from Russian Federation.

"No football team only plays defense", Mattis said. "This eventually can lead in one thing and that's a major war".

The Defense Ministry statement said global peace and development "are irreversible trends" and called on Washington to work with Beijing to "jointly safeguard peace, stability and prosperity in this region and the world".

The NPT, which came into force in 1970 and has been signed by nearly all countries including the United States, calls on nations "to achieve at the earliest possible date the cessation of the nuclear arms race and to undertake measures in the direction of nuclear disarmament". "Only that solution will do".

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