US considers intelligence release on China's potential arms transfer

Authored by and submitted by bildo72

The Biden administration is considering releasing intelligence it believes shows that China is weighing whether to supply weapons to support Russia's war in Ukraine, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

According to the report, the move is being considered following a series of closed-door messages to China not to supply Russia with arms which ended with a formal warning last weekend.

Though the US reportedly has intelligence that China intends on transferring arms to Russia, it is still unclear what kind of weapons China will hand over.

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On Friday, the United Nations Security Council will hold a meeting on one year after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is set to speak. It is not yet clear if he will speak to or about China.

Military vehicles carrying hypersonic missiles DF-17 travel past Tiananmen Square during the military parade marking the 70th founding anniversary of People's Republic of China, on its National Day in Beijing, China October 1, 2019. (credit: REUTERS/JASON LEE)

According to the Wall Street Journal, the US and Europe think that China may just resupply what Russia lost in the war and not necessarily provide advanced weapons.

If China supplies Russia with weapons, it will join Iran who has been supplying Russia with drones, a fact used by both the US and Ukraine as a reason for Israel to provide Ukraine with defensive arms.

Contagious_Cure on February 23rd, 2023 at 02:18 UTC »

These one sentence articles are something else. Basically just a link to an ad page lol.

Nebnerlo2 on February 23rd, 2023 at 01:43 UTC »

Listening to NPR on way home from work, they were interviewing some people in China. They believe the USA started the war, and are totally behind a Russian victory. To me it's really scary stuff...

Ceratisa on February 23rd, 2023 at 00:57 UTC »

U.S. Intel has been pretty on point regarding Russia