Foreign Minister Heiko Maas of Germany is hoping that China will be brought into the global dialogue on nuclear disarmament. He also wants stronger regulations to control the use of autonomous weapons.
Germany’s defense minister, Ursula von der Leyen, has warned Russia that it is at risk of China’s medium-range missiles. Her comments come on the backdrop of America and Russia pulling out from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.
On Oct. 20, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to end a Cold War-era treaty that was designed to make nuclear war less likely by eliminating intermediate ballistic missiles (IRBMs) from the American and Soviet arsenals.