Source Pravda.Ru

China Critical With Regard To US Intention To Quit ABM Treaty

In the present-day conditions, it is very important to preserve the existing international system of control over arms and disarmament, said PRC Chairman Jiang Zemin in telephone conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President George W. Bush late on Thursday evening. During these conversations, the sides discussed the situation around the ABM Treaty of 1972 and the intention of the American leadership to withdraw from it. The Chinese head of state, who is staying on a official visit in Myanma (former Burma), said that China would do everything it takes "to defend peace and stability on our planet, in conjunction with other countries." Several hours before the telephone talks, spokeswoman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry Chang Ciyoue said in Beijing that China was against the Treaty's abrogation and expressed deep concern about the United States' plans. She underscored that Washington's withdrawal from the Treaty would spur on the arms race and upset strategic stability.

Comments
The Globalization of the Law: A chimera
Putin: Ilyushin shootdown is incidental
Russia sees Israel as enemy after Il-20 shootdown
Kremlin refuses to announce Russia's further steps against Israel over Il-20 shootdown
Will USA strike Russian forces in Syria?
How Russia can respond to Israel following Ilyushin Il20 shootdown
How Russia can respond to Israel following Ilyushin Il20 shootdown
Russia tests unique invisible missiles during Vostok 2018 war games
Kremlin refuses to announce Russia's further steps against Israel over Il-20 shootdown
Kremlin refuses to announce Russia's further steps against Israel over Il-20 shootdown
Putin: Ilyushin shootdown is incidental
How Russia can respond to Israel following Ilyushin Il20 shootdown
How Russia can respond to Israel following Ilyushin Il20 shootdown
How Russia can respond to Israel following Ilyushin Il20 shootdown
Kremlin refuses to announce Russia's further steps against Israel over Il-20 shootdown
Kremlin refuses to announce Russia's further steps against Israel over Il-20 shootdown
How Russia can respond to Israel following Ilyushin Il20 shootdown
Israel's Netanyahu calls Putin, blames Syria for Il-20 crash
How Russia can respond to Israel following Ilyushin Il20 shootdown
How Russia can respond to Israel following Ilyushin Il20 shootdown
How Russia can respond to Israel following Ilyushin Il20 shootdown