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Indonesia warns against arms race after Australian nuclear sub pact

Indonesia warns against arms race after Australian nuclear sub pact

9/17/2021 10:50:00 AM

Indonesia warns against arms race after Australian nuclear sub pact

Indonesia said on Friday it was worried about an arms race in the region after neighbouring Australia announced plans to acquire nuclear-powered submarines as part of a new Indo-Pacific security alliance with the United States and Britain.

In a statement on Friday, the Indonesian foreign ministry noted with caution Australia's decision to acquire the submarines and said it was "deeply concerned over the continuing arms race and power projection in the region".The foreign ministry called on Australia to maintain its commitment to regional peace and stability, and reiterated its respect for international law.

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison told ABC radio on Friday that Indonesia's defence and foreign ministers had been informed about the plans and he intended to speak with Indonesian President Joko Widodo soon.There have been growing tensions in the disputed South China Sea, a strategic waterway with potential oil and gas riches, as countries try to push back against China's maritime claims.

The Indonesian navy said on Thursday it had increased patrols around its Natuna islands this week after it said Chinese and U.S. vessels were detected in the country's waters.The chairman of a fishing alliance in Natuna said Indonesian fishermen had spotted six Chinese ships, including warships, in Natuna waters this week and also regularly saw U.S vessels.

"We are worried that we will be caught in the middle of a war and that it will be unsafe for us to search for fish," said Hendri, who uses one name.China has not claimed the Natuna islands, but says it has nearby fishing rights within a self-proclaimed Nine-Dash Line that includes most of South China Sea - a claim disputed by some Southeast Asian countries and not recognised internationally.

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Dual use highly sophisticated Nuclear tech. transfer is a highly Nuclear Proliferation act for a non-Nuclear state by 2 Nuclear states. It can give an excuse to other Nuclear States to give these types of technologies to other non-Nuclear states , which is dangerous . Indonesia and Southeast Asia will be next Middle East for Anglo regime to fk with.

China and France left fuming at U.S. nuclear sub pact with AustraliaAt a news briefing Thursday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said the pact “seriously undermined regional peace and stability, exacerbated the arms race and undermined international nuclear nonproliferation efforts.”

China, France denounce U.S. nuclear sub pact with Britain, AustraliaChina on Thursday denounced a new Indo-Pacific security alliance between the United States, Britain and Australia, saying such partnerships should not target third countries and warning of an intensified arms race in the region. Thank god

Australian PM rejects Chinese criticism of nuclear sub dealCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday rejected Chinese criticism of Australia's new nuclear submarine alliance with the United States and said he doesn’t mind that President Joe Biden might have forgotten his name. It piss Chinese off, that I love this new pact RealSaavedra What happened to Australian men? Are they all this weak? Good timing to take advantage of America. 😄

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Biden announces joint deal with U.K. and Australia to counter ChinaThe new allies' agreement will include cooperation on nuclear-powered subs, AI and cutting-edge defense tech. EmmanuelMacron après l'Australie annulé l'entente des sous-marins françaises 😂 صفعة اخرى لماكرون بعدما الغت استراليا صفقة الغواصات الفرنسية . SousMarins Why’s biden trying to work with that island full of criminals France I s angry that Australia chose Subs from the US with Nuclear Reactors that can stay under water for Months!!!

China: UK-US-Australia risk 'shooting themselves in foot' with new pactChina fumes over Australia's nuclear submarine pact with US and Britain, saying the trio were 'severely damaging regional peace and damaging international nuclear non-proliferation efforts' He is not a criminal just speaking for voiceless people turkey government pls release our freedom fighter lumbuye kajjubi Fred based in turkey TPP supposed to include USA and AU in a Trade Group countering China.