Most of China’s missiles would fail to meet the weapon limits set by the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty signed by the United States and the then-Soviet Union to help counter the proliferation of nuclear weapons, Randall Schriver, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, told US senators on 15 May.
“From a DoD [Department of Defense] perspective, it’s about 85% of Chinese missiles that would be INF non-compliant,” Schriver testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee hearing. “The backbone of their power projection of ballistic and cruise missile would be INF non-compliant.”
China never signed the INF Treaty.
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