AUKUS expansion to turn Asia-Pacific region into ‘nuclear minefield’

AUKUS expansion to turn Asia-Pacific region into ‘nuclear minefield’

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AUKUS expansion to turn Asia-Pacific region into ‘nuclear minefield’

According to the report, “the danger of Japan’s participation in AUKUS is making the whole international community tense, not to mention the regional countries”

The expansion of AUKUS (security partnership between Australia, the UK and the US) and other “anti-China alliances” may turn the Asia-Pacific region into a “nuclear minefield,” said an article published by the Korean Central News Agency.

The expert pointed out that the US has recently stepped up its attempts to “expand and strengthen military blocs in the Asia-Pacific region.” On April 8, the top defence officials of Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States issued a statement saying that they were considering high-tech cooperation between AUKUS and Japan. US President Joe Biden later “confirmed Japan’s participation” in some aspects of AUKUS activities. Technical cooperation between Tokyo and the alliance will lead to Japan’s full membership in it sooner or later.

“The danger of Japan’s participation in AUKUS is making the whole international community tense, not to mention the regional countries,” the expert pointed out. According to him, AUKUS was originally perceived as “the Anglo-Saxon nuclear submarine alliance” aimed at “seeking nuclear supremacy in the Asia-Pacific region by detouring the international nuclear non-proliferation system.” Since its creation, AUKUS “has been called a nuclear mine planted in the waters of the Asia-Pacific,” the analyst emphasized. But instead of Canada and New Zealand, AUKUS is first increasing its involvement with Japan, he noted.

 Japan covertly beefed up its capability for manufacturing nuclear weapons after World War II. Now Japan, which revised the ‘Pacifist Constitution’,” seems to be obsessed by nationalism.

According to the analyst, the intention of the US is to put Japan at the outpost line of the anti-China pressure and “push the nuclear minefield in the Asia-Pacific region” closer to this country. Owing to the establishment of a ‘small group’ of the US whose arch enemy is China and its ceaseless attempt to expand the group, the Asia-Pacific region, where opportunities and potentials for development are richer than any other region of the world, is turning into a theatre of muscle-flexing and a touch-and-go nuclear minefield.