China condemns United States nuke report; tells to shun cold-war mentality'

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

In a statement Friday, Trump noted "successive United States administrations deferred much-needed modernization of our nuclear weapons, infrastructure and delivery systems" while other nuclear nations "grew their stockpiles".

The report said the United States strategy for China is created to "prevent Beijing from mistakenly concluding that it could secure an advantage through the limited use of its theatre nuclear capabilities or that any use of nuclear weapons, however limited, is acceptable".

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.

Chinese defense ministry spokesperson Ren Guoqiang criticized the US Nuclear Posture Review in a statement released on Sunday.

The U.S. government says it has been in compliance since August and expects Moscow to comply by the deadline, which is Monday.

The Pentagon document, known as the Nuclear Posture Review, also urged Beijing to establish "meaningful dialogue" with Washington.

USA military institutions believe their current nuclear arsenal is too powerful to serve as an effective deterrent to other nuclear powers.

Low-yield weapons are smaller, less powerful bombs with a strength below 20 kilotonnes.

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Land-based ballistic missiles, submarine-launched missiles, and air-delivered weapons - to be extensively modernised, as begun under ex-President Obama.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed "deep disappointment" at the plan.

Return of sea-based nuclear cruise missiles.

Modifying some submarine-launched nuclear warheads to give a lower-yield detonation.

"We hope that the USA earnestly takes up its special disarmament responsibility, correctly understands China's strategic intentions and objectively views China's national defence and military build-up".

U.S. President Donald Trump said he ordered Mattis to conduct the Nuclear Posture Review within days of taking office previous year.

It is the first time since 2010 that the U.S. military has outlined its perception of future nuclear threats.

The Donald Trump administration said that it will continue to develop its nuclear arms policy and will adopt a stronger stance with Russian Federation, which it threatened with the high costs of launching a limited atomic attack on Europe.

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