G7 warns China and North Korea about nuclear

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After deciding to tighten sanctions against Russia, G7 leaders in Japan warned China and South Korea not to increase their nuclear arsenals.

G7 warns China and North Korea about nuclear

G7 leaders met in Hiroshima, Japan on Friday. The first item on the agenda was Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine.


Another important agenda was nuclear proliferation. There is growing concern that Beijing, which has steadily pursued its nuclear weapons programs, could try to seize Taiwan by force, sparking a wider conflict.

The G7 leaders issued a statement warning that China's "accelerating build-up of its nuclear arsenal without transparency (or) meaningful dialogue poses a concern to global and regional stability."


They also urged North Korea, which has been testing missiles at a torrid pace in an attempt to perfect a nuclear program meant to target the mainland United States, to completely abandon its nuclear bomb ambitions.

That includes "any further nuclear tests or launches that use ballistic missile technology. North Korea cannot and will never have the status of a nuclear-weapon State under" international nuclear treaties, according to the statement.

Source: TRT World

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