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Russia's UNSC Resolution Urges States to Negotiate Early on Multilateral Space Agreements

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UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - A newly drafted Russian UN Security Council resolution on outer space calls on states to hold discussions from the outset to find a reliable and truthful legally binding multilateral agreement, the text says, as seen by Sputnik.
In addition, the document, urges all nations, particularly those with advanced space capabilities, to prevent any placement of weapons in outer space and threats coming from space both to Earth and vice versa.
The draft also stresses the importance of preventing an arms race in outer space, urging adherence to UN Charter provisions and highlighting the need for international negotiations to strengthen the legal regime governing outer space activities.

US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield attempted to accuse Russia of allegedly undermining the nuclear non-proliferation regime while failing to mention that during her visit to Nagasaki, Japan, she refrained from mentioning that the United States used atomic bombs against Japan.

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Russia Shames Kishida Over ‘Nuclear Threat’ Rhetoric as He Conveniently Forgets Who Nuked Japan
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow had always been categorically against deploying nuclear weapons in space and its position on this issue is clear and transparent. Russia's activities in space are no different from those of other countries, including the United States, and they know it, Putin added.

Russia’s UNSC Draft Resolution on Outer Space Security 'Balanced' Unlike US Version

The Russia-proposed UN Security Council draft resolution on security in outer space is more comprehensive and balanced than the previous US draft, Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations Fu Cong said on Monday.

"The draft resolution on Outer Space Security previously proposed by the US and Japan in the Council is neither comprehensive nor balanced," Fu said.

"The Russian Federation has recently submitted a new draft resolution in the Council that is more comprehensive and balanced," he added.
China will support Russia’s draft and looks forward to reaching an agreement among the UN Security Council members, Fu added.
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US Militarizes Space While Using 'Russia Threat' as Smokescreen

At the end of April, Russia vetoed the US- and Japan-sponsored UN Security Council draft resolution prohibiting the use of weapons of mass destruction in outer space. Russian representatives said the US draft was politicized and should have included Russia's amendments to prohibit the use of all weapons in outer space and not just nuclear ones.

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