9/18, 8:01 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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China may direct missiles to Australia after US deal - report

China is considering pointing its nuclear missiles to Australia after the latter country agreed with the United States on the acquisition of new atomic submarines, the Global Times reported.

"This would make Australia a potential target for a nuclear strike, because nuclear-armed states like China and Russia are directly facing the threat from Australia's nuclear submarines, which serve the US strategic demands," a source familiar with the matter said.

The source added China and Russia will no longer treat Australia as "an innocent non-nuclear power" but rather as "a US ally which could be armed with nuclear weapons anytime."

Breaking the News / JR