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AUKUS: an atomic military club against China and only for Anglo-Saxons

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States did not know what they were getting into when they decided to form a geopolitical partnership to protect their interests in the Indo-Pacific area.

The birth of the association was accompanied by Australia's announcement that it was breaking a conventional submarine purchase contract worth $38.6 billion with the French shipping company Naval Group. Movement that was described by France as a “stab in the back.” For now, France has canceled a meeting it had agreed to with the United Kingdom to discuss collaboration on missiles.

The reason given for ending the contract was that conventional Attack-class submarines “are not adapted to the operational needs of the coming decades.” And the military pact of the Anglo-Saxon trio provides for the construction of eight nuclear submarines, nothing more and nothing less.

The military alliance raises blisters from the West to the East; The European Union feels betrayed and excluded, Russia perceives it as an Asian-style NATO and China as a threat to peace and security in the region.

And the list goes on, New Zealand warns that it does not intend to tolerate nuclear submarines and atomic weapons in its environment. Malaysia is concerned that this move will spark a nuclear arms race in the area. A bone of contention in its purest form.

Nuclear proliferation under review

It is no coincidence that this agreement has caused a veritable tsunami in international relations. Nuclear submarines had until now been limited to being a privilege reserved for six countries :

1.United States 2.United Kingdom 3.France 4.Russia 5.China 6.India

What this association implies in the field of defense and security is that there will now be seven in the nuclear submarine club , instead of six, which could open the door for more countries to want the right to possess this technology.

But the question is not whether this association is contrary to the agreements against nuclear proliferation but rather the Pandora's box it opens. North Korea, whose greatest hobby is to carry out nuclear tests to scare away the specter of foreign military intervention in its country, has already warned that it will retaliate if its security is threatened by this pact. And on top of that, there are already voices that claim that if Australia is going to have nuclear submarines, South Korea should also have them, crazy if we take into account the tinderbox of the Korean Peninsula.

Other voices believe that France could help India have Attack submarines, but nuclear ones, to confront any possible Chinese aggression in the Indo-Pacific.

Nuclear submarines are a very sensitive issue in the field of nuclear non-proliferation because they operate with highly enriched uranium and with that element nuclear weapons can be manufactured. If things continue like this, this military club is going to cause a domino effect with unpredictable consequences .

China under threat

The AUKUS pact is for China what NATO is for Russia, a direct threat. This is precisely how it has been interpreted by the People's Republic. For Beijing, the project undermines regional peace and stability, which is the same as saying that it puts the final nail in the coffin of peaceful coexistence in the region.

One day after AUKUS was presented to the public, the American destroyer USS Barry made a pass by the island of Taiwan, triggering emergency military maneuvers by the Chinese People's Liberation Army.

The curtain of instability has finally opened completely in the theater of geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific.

Source: Sputnik News.

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