China Opposes U.S. Withdrawal From Nuclear Treaty With Russia

(Bloomberg) -- China said it’s opposed to the U.S. decision to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia and urged the two countries to “resolve differences through constructive dialogue.”

This pact is an important bilateral treaty for arms control and disarmament that has contributed to reducing tensions between major powers, enhancing international and regional peace, and safeguarding global strategy equilibrium and stability, Geng Shuang, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman, said in a statement published on Saturday.

China said it’s also against the idea of creating a multilateral agreement to replace the bilateral treaty. “The most pressing matter is how to uphold and implement the existing treaty,” the spokesman said in the statement.

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