On Friday, China has said that it will never recognize Pakistan and India as nuclear power and ruled out widening such a status to North Korea, following the unsuccessful second summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump in Vietnam.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang told the source that “China has never recognized India and Pakistan as nuclear countries. Our position on this has never changed.”
He has replied to a question whether China would give North Korea the recognition as a nuclear state like Pakistan and India as talks between President Trump and Kim at the second summit broke down over Pyongyang’s withhold to give up two nuclear processing plants in Hanoi.
China has already blocked India’s entry into 48-member NSG (Nuclear Suppliers Group) over the ground that New Delhi has not signed the NPT (Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty).
After India has applied for the NSG membership, Pakistan also applied for the same following which China has called for a two-step approach, which states that the NSG members first need is to arrive at a set of principles for the non-NPT states’ admission into NSG and then move forward to discuss specific issues.