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U.S. alarmed over Russia's support of China nuclear buildup

Moscow believed to have sold uranium for reactor that can make bomb material

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks at a news conference on March 15. The Department of Defense predicts that China will have 1,500 nuclear warheads by 2035. (Photo by Ryo Nakamura)

WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration is increasingly alarmed over the possibility that Russia is supporting China's buildup of nuclear weapons by supplying it with highly enriched uranium.

"Their diplomatic support, their political support and to some extent material support for Russia certainly goes against our interests in bringing this war to an end," Secretary of State Antony Blinken said during a congressional hearing Wednesday.

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