The Chinese Embassy in the United States of America said that America, Britain and Australia should abandon the “Cold War mentality”, commenting on the military partnership agreement between the three countries.
On Wednesday evening, US President Joe Biden announced a US-British-Australian security partnership in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
Biden said during a press conference with the British Prime Minister and his Australian counterpart, that “the partnership with Britain and Australia will work to confront global challenges and respect the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.”
He added: “We seek to deepen cooperation with Britain and Australia, and we affirm that France is an important ally in the Pacific and Indian Oceans,” noting that the new agreement will enhance the joint military capabilities of the three countries, as well as enhance artificial intelligence.
The US president added: “Australian submarines will operate on nuclear propulsion.”
Earlier, Politico, citing a White House official and an employee of the US Congress, confirmed that the deal would facilitate the exchange of information and knowledge between the three countries in key technological areas such as artificial intelligence, cyber, underwater systems and the capabilities to carry out long-range military strikes.
One of the sources indicated to the site that the deal will include a nuclear clause, under which the United States and Britain will exchange with Australia their knowledge regarding the development of nuclear defense infrastructure.
The website’s sources clarified that the deal does not mention the name of China directly, but its implication lies in the Western allies taking a new step in order to confront China’s growth in the military and technological fields.
Threatening security and peace .. a new comment by China on the military agreement between America, Britain and Australia
The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced that the military partnership agreement between the United States, Britain and Australia threatens regional peace and stability, noting that it harms the international non-proliferation regime.
According to “Reuters” news agency, the Chinese Foreign Ministry stressed that regional agreements should not harm the interest of any third party.
The Chinese embassy in the United States of America had said earlier that America, Britain and Australia should abandon the “Cold War mentality”, commenting on the military partnership agreement between the three countries.