China and the countries of the American University of Kosovo in the International Atomic Energy Agency are clashing over a nuclear submarine plan
China clashed with countries of the so-called AUKUS alliance at the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency on Friday over their plan to supply Australia with nuclear-powered submarines, capping a week in which Beijing repeatedly opposed the project. As part of the alliance between Washington, London and Canberra last year, it announced Australia’s plans to have at least eight nuclear submarines that International Atomic Energy Agency chief Rafael Grossi said would be fueled by “highly enriched uranium,” suggesting they could be weapons-grade or close. from him. So far no party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) except for the five countries that the treaty recognizes as weapons states – the United States, Russia, China, Britain and France – have nuclear submarines.