The Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on the occasion of the first anniversary of the U.S. withdrawal of the Treaty on the 3rd, saying that the U.S. withdrawal will no longer subject to any restrictions on medium range and short-range missiles, and the threat to global security and stability has multiplied. After the failure of the China Missile Treaty, the United States immediately implemented the policy of accelerating the construction of missile systems, and publicly stated that it planned to deploy advanced missile systems in the Asia Pacific region as soon as possible, and at the same time, it did not exclude the deployment in Europe.
Wang Wenbin, spokesman of the Chinese foreign ministry, also solemnly said at a regular press conference on the 4th that Russia’s relevant statement hit the nail and exposed the real intention of the United States to withdraw from the Sino Missile Treaty. China firmly opposes the deployment of land-based midcourse by the United States in the Asia Pacific region and Europe.
as a matter of fact, the real intention of the United States to withdraw from the contract is well known. According to the Treaty on the elimination of medium range and short-range missiles between the United States and the Soviet Union signed in 1987, the two countries no longer maintain, produce or test land-based cruise missiles, ballistic missiles and their launching devices with a range of 500 km to 5500 km. However, after the US government took office, it suddenly and frequently accused Russia of violating the provisions of the treaty, and finally withdrew from the Treaty on August 2, last year.
as expected by the outside world, the United States can’t wait to “rush forward” in missile armament after withdrawing the Treaty: on August 18, last year, less than three weeks after the withdrawal of the treaty, the US Department of Defense announced that it had successfully tested a land-based cruise missile which had been restricted by the treaty; on December 13, the US side carried out a new type of land-based medium range ballistic missile test; so far, US Secretary of defense, Mr. esper He has visited a series of US allies in the Asia Pacific region to discuss the possibility of deploying a midcourse on the other side’s territory. However, no country dares to readily comply with the US demand
the deployment of midcourse system in the Asia Pacific region is a long-standing plan of the United States. On the eve of withdrawing from the treaty, David Norquist, the US Deputy Secretary of defense in charge of audit, said at a congressional hearing that medium range missiles are “particularly suitable for the Western Pacific theater”. Therefore, the United States will develop such missiles and deploy them in the Asia Pacific region. Until now, the reason why even America’s allies dare not “take over” easily is that once the wolf is “lured into the house”, it will bring great uncertainty to the security situation in the Asia Pacific region.
Yin Zhuo: “if the United States wants to deploy missile systems in the Asia Pacific region, the first deployment site may be in South Korea. If it is a medium range missile, it can completely cover the Far East of Russia and even more to China. The other is to deploy in Japan. These two places are most likely to be deployed. Of course, the United States also wants to choose Southeast Asian countries, but Southeast Asian countries may not cooperate much. ”
a series of actions taken by the United States after withdrawing from the treaty have aroused great concern and panic in Europe and even the international community. How terrible are the missiles that were once restricted by the China missile treaty?
some military experts have pointed out that medium range, medium and short-range ballistic missiles and cruise missiles are the “most dangerous missiles” in the world. Because of their smaller range and much shorter flight time than long-range and intercontinental missiles, they are easier to use and more targeted.
Russian Deputy Defense Minister fuming pointed out that the policy pursued by the United States has always been to refuse to fulfill its obligations in the field of arms control in order to ensure its military superiority. The withdrawal of the treaty by the United States was premeditated and should be fully responsible for the invalidation of the treaty.
Secretary General Guterres of the United Nations has long warned that the world will lose its precious “brake of nuclear war” and the threat posed by ballistic missiles will increase accordingly.
the German Foreign Ministry issued a statement after the United States withdrew from the treaty, saying that the invalidation of the treaty means that European security will be greatly affected and a new nuclear arms race may be triggered.
Teng Jianqun, director of the U.S. Institute of the Chinese Academy of international studies, pointed out that America’s wilful breach of the treaty would have many negative effects, such as the destruction of global strategic stability, the sudden increase of uncertainty in the nuclear missile field, and the rising risk of multiple regional conflicts triggered by the arms race.
Teng Jianqun: “we see that the dispute over medium and short-range missiles between the United States and Russia is rising again. Russia’s opposition to the deployment of medium and short-range missiles by the United States in the Asia Pacific region and Europe is very obvious. On the other hand, it will further aggravate the proliferation of land-based medium and short-range missiles. If the United States takes the lead in developing such weapons, it will certainly cause other countries to follow suit. This is a negative phenomenon for the stability of the region and the world. At the same time, the withdrawal of the U.S. treaty has produced a huge centrifugal force between the United States and Europe, between the United States and Russia, as well as between Russia and Europe, and even within Europe. This division is caused by the United States. Therefore, for all countries, the deployment of new missiles by the United States is a major arms control issue, and it is also a question of maintaining the balance of international strategic forces, which should be paid attention to and considered. “