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FT: Republicans Urge Biden to Confront Nuclear Cooperation Between Russia, China

Fri 17 Mar 2023 | 07:40 PM
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Republican leaders in the United States have urged the White House to crack down on nuclear cooperation between Russia and China in the wake of reports that Russia's state-owned nuclear energy company is providing highly enriched uranium to Beijing, according to the Financial Times.

In a letter sent to US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan on Thursday, the chairmen of the House Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, and Intelligence Committees expressed concerns that Russia's Rosatom is providing fast-breeding uranium to Chinese reactors.

These facilities are used to produce plutonium, which can help China increase its stockpile of nuclear warheads.

The letter, written by Mike Rogers, Mike McCall, and Michael Turner, said they called on the administration to view this cooperation as a direct threat to US security and greater evidence that China and Russia are working together against the United States.

The letter said the administration should use all tools at its disposal to stop Rosatom and the People's Republic of China from cooperating.