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US-Russia-China nuclear pact 'would be a positive': UN official

Disarmament diplomat urges Chinese to join new version of 1987 treaty

United Nations disarmament official Izumi Nakamitsu urged China to be more active in international discussions on nuclear nonproliferation.
United Nations disarmament official Izumi Nakamitsu urged China to be more active in international discussions on nuclear nonproliferation. (Photo by Sora Takahashi)   © Photo by Sora Takahashi

TOKYO -- It "would be a positive" for the U.S., Russia and China to establish a trilateral framework limiting nuclear weapons, a United Nations disarmament official told Nikkei, in light of Washington's plans to pull out of a treaty with Moscow that helped end the Cold War.

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