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Russia Plans To Challenge U.S. with New UNSC Draft Resolution on Weapons in Orbit

April 26, 2024 (EIRNS)—Russia plans to put its own draft resolution before the UN Security Council on prohibiting weapons in outer space. The Russian draft “will be comprehensive, it will not take out of the general context only nuclear weapons, because on this issue all decisions have long been taken, all treaties have been signed,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told reporters in Moscow yesterday, reported TASS. “Accordingly, we will present a comprehensive draft, which we believe can help in the task of launching the development of an international treaty on the prevention of an arms race in outer space. ... We hope that what our draft will be free of [is] … an attempt to present the case as if American insinuations about some of our intentions are a reflection of some threat to the international security,” he pointed out.

“We will see how they [the U.S.] behave after our draft comes out. I assume they will try to torpedo it. None of this benefits the Security Council. … The U.S. continues to undermine the authority of the UN Security Council,” Ryabkov further stated.

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