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West, Russia, China agree nuclear war must never happen

China, Russia, France, the United Kingdom and the United States agreed that a nuclear war must be avoided at all costs, the countries said in a joint statement on Monday.

"We affirm that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought. As nuclear use would have far-reaching consequences, we also affirm that nuclear weapons, for as long as they continue to exist, should serve defensive purposes, deter aggression, and prevent war," the world powers stated. "We reaffirm the importance of addressing nuclear threats and emphasize the importance of preserving and complying with our bilateral and multilateral non-proliferation, disarmament, and arms control agreements and commitments," they added.

The five countries also agreed to work on strengthening national measures that would "prevent unauthorized or unintended use of nuclear weapons."

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