US Missile Test Will Trigger A New “Arms Race”, Says China

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The missile was launched from the US Navy-controlled San Nicolas Island off the coast of California.

Beijing: 

China warned Tuesday that the testing of a medium-range cruise missile by the US would begin a brand new “arms race”, after a launch off the coast of California.

“This measure from the US will trigger a new round of an arms race, leading to an escalation of military confrontation, which will have a serious negative impact on the international and regional security situation,” mentioned Chinese language overseas ministry spokesman Geng Shuang. 

Geng mentioned that the US ought to “let go of its Cold War mentality” and “do more things that are conducive to… international and regional peace and tranquillity.”

The missile was launched from the US Navy-controlled San Nicolas Island off the coast of California.

The launch got here simply weeks after Washington and Moscow ditched the Intermediate-Vary Nuclear Forces treaty this month, after accusing one another of violating the deal.

The US Division of Protection introduced Monday it had examined a kind of ground-launched missile that was banned below the 1987 INF settlement, which restricted the usage of nuclear and traditional medium-range weapons.

The US launch additionally got here weeks after a lethal explosion at a testing website within the far north of Russia, which Western specialists linked to Moscow’s makes an attempt to develop a nuclear-powered missile.

Moscow on Tuesday additionally accused the USA of ramping up navy tensions with the brand new missile check.

“The US has obviously taken a course towards escalation of military tensions. We won’t react to provocations,” Russian deputy overseas minister Sergei Ryabkov informed state information company TASS.

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