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Russia used its veto power to ban weapons in space

The United States and Japan submitted a resolution to the United Nations Security Council calling on “all states, especially those with significant space capabilities, to actively contribute to achieving the goal of the peaceful use of outer space and preventing an arms race in outer space.”

The resolution also called on countries to adhere to the 1967 United Nations Outer Space Treaty, under which all parties agreed “not to place any objects carrying nuclear weapons or other types of weapons of mass destruction into Earth's orbit.”

13 countries voted in favor of the resolution, China abstained from voting, and Russia used its veto against the resolution. BBC reports.

“What can you hide?”

It makes Americans crazy.

Russia has vetoed a direct resolution confirming a legally binding commitment. President Putin himself has said publicly that Russia has no intention of deploying nuclear weapons in space linda thomas greenfield, United States Ambassador to the United Nations.

“So today's veto begs the question, why? Why, if you followed the rules, wouldn't you support a resolution affirming them? What could it possibly hide?” she says.

Russia: “A cynical trick”

The US National Security Advisor confirmed this on Wednesday Jake Sullivan And that “Russia is developing a new satellite carrying a nuclear device,” which the Russians categorically deny.

Russia's ambassador to the United Nations described the US and Japanese decision as a “cynical ploy” with “ulterior motives.”

However, the country continues to deny its desire to send weapons into space.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, “Russia is firmly committed to its international legal obligations, including the 1967 Outer Space Treaty.” According to the BBC.

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