Russia : The trilateral security AUKUS partnership between the United States, Britain and Australia poses risks to regional security
Ambassador at the charge of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in an interview with RIA News Agency on the 22nd that the trilateral security AUKUS Partnership between the United States, Britain, and Australia poses risks to regional security.
About AUKUS Partnership, He said that Russia is paying close attention to the possible consequences of the trilateral security partnership between the United States, Britain, and Australia.
Russia notes that within the framework of the Trilateral Security Partnership, the deployment of nuclear submarines in Australia, a non-nuclear-weapon state, may pose potential risks to international and regional security stability.
He said that the establishment of such strategic alliances will inevitably trigger the countries of the region to respond to potential threats. Russia will carefully study this issue and take appropriate measures to protect its own interests and national security.
The United States, the United Kingdom and Australia announced on September 15 that a new trilateral security AUKUS Partnership will be supported by the United States and the United Kingdom in building nuclear submarines in Australia.
Also, spokesman of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said at a regular press conference on the 22nd that the “Anglo-Saxon” circle between the United States, Britain and Australia is a typical military bloc, full of outdated cold war zero-sum thinking, and a manifestation of the superstition of force of the Three Kingdoms.
China once again urges the three countries to correct their mistakes and safeguard the international nuclear non-proliferation regime.
A reporter asked a question. It is reported that on the 21st, officials of the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia spoke on the Trilateral Security Partnership between the United States, Britain and Australia AUKUS Partnership, saying that Australia joined AUKUS Partnership only to develop its own submarine capabilities.
Australia will not use nuclear weapons now and will not use nuclear weapons in the future. AUKUS has not weakened ASEAN. The status of the heart does not pose a threat to regional peace. How do you comment on this?
Wang Wenbin said that amid the doubts and opposition from the region, the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia had to defend the trilateral security AUKUS Partnership.
However, the interpretations of the three countries are weak and cannot respond to the concerns of the region, the countries and the community at all.
Wang Wenbin pointed out that this “Anglo-Saxon” circle of the United States, Britain and Australia is a typical military bloc, full of outdated cold war zero-sum thinking, a manifestation of the superstition of force by the Three Kingdoms, an extension of the USA British nuclear deterrence policy, and another product of the so-called “starting from the strength status” philosophy of the United States.
The trilateral security partnership between the United States, Britain and Australia tells people bluntly that the rules believed by the three countries are still the jungle rules of the law of the jungle.
Wang Wenbin said that the United States and Britain export nuclear submarines to Australia out of dual geopolitical and economic profit considerations. Therefore, they do not hesitate to violate the object and purpose of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and create the risk of the proliferation of nuclear materials and technologies, which has a huge impact on the international nuclear non-proliferation regime.
This fully shows that the three countries are representatives who do not abide by the rules and break the rules.
Wang Wenbin stressed that the AUKUS Partnership between the United States, Britain and Australia involves the transfer of more than 90% of weapons-grade highly enriched uranium to Australia, which poses a serious risk of nuclear proliferation and violates the object and purpose of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. In addition, the United States will also export “Tomahawk” cruise missiles with nuclear warheads to Australia.
The threat posed by these actions to regional peace and security is obvious. It can’t be denied by the Three Kingdoms if it wants to. The above-mentioned cooperation between the three countries will inevitably undermine the construction of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Southeast Asia.
Where to talk about respecting ASEAN central position?
Wang Wenbin stressed that China once again urges the three countries AUKUS Partnership to correct their mistakes, abandon the zero-sum thinking of the cold war, stop patching up small circles, maintain the international nuclear non-proliferation system, and do things that are conducive to the peaceful and stable development of the region and the world, rather than the other way around.