China accuses USA of 'cold war mentality' over nuke policy

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

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ren Guoqiang noted that China is carrying out its military development and policies in that sector with a defensive goal, not with the intention of attacking any country.

The U.S. Department of Defense said its nuclear strategy seeks to "prevent Beijing from mistakenly concluding" it could gain regional territorial advantage by using its nuclear weapons.

The US military wants to revamp its nuclear arsenal and develop new low-yield atomic weapons, largely in response to Russian actions in recent years, the Pentagon said.

A Defense Ministry statement said China's nuclear arsenal is the "minimum level" required for security.

"That is why precisely we in Europe must begin new initiatives for arms control and disarmament".

The document released on Friday by the Pentagon, known as the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), argues that developing smaller nuclear weapons would challenge that assumption.

USA military institutions believe their current nuclear arsenal is too powerful to serve as an effective deterrent to other nuclear powers. Low-yield weapons with a strength of under 20 kilotons are less powerful but are still devastating.

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Although the review largely focuses on Russian Federation, several sections are dedicated to the lack of transparency in China's nuclear buildup.

The Pentagon said last week that the planned tactical warhead for some ballistic missiles and the reintroduction of a nuclear-tipped cruise missile would help to deter a limited nuclear strike.

In an introductory statement, Mattis said, "We must look reality in the eye and see the world as it is, not as we wish it to no way does this approach lower the nuclear threshold".

This isn't the first time that China has used the Cold War label to denounce USA policy.

"We hope the U.S. will discard its 'cold-war mentality, ' shoulder its own special and primary responsibility for nuclear disarmament, understand correctly China's strategic intentions and take a fair view on China's national defense and military development". Past year it said that Washington's defense strategy tied to "outdated notions".

Soon after, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said he was "disappointed" by the document for its "confrontational and anti-Russian character", while Iran claimed US policy would bring the world "closer to annihilation".

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