The U.S. is in the process of the 70th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations have plans to speak Against the draft decision of the Russian Federation on the prevention of placement of weapons in outer space, said permanent representative of the USA to the Conference on disarmament Robert wood.
on Wednesday, the US did not support the related Draft decision in the First Committee of the UNGA, reports RIA " Novosti ".
review USA, the Submitted Document does not provide a full choice of the term " weapon in outer space ", respectively, " States don't have a common understanding of the terminology used ". The United States also disagreed with the fact that the Russian initiative refers only to weapons based in space, and not talking about anti-satellite weapons land occupancy, " which could aggravate, rather than reduce mistrust and possible miscalculations." The draft decision was introduced by the Russian Federation, his sponsors are another 26 countries. Valaisiana on the document was held on 3 September. Against him Also called Georgia, Israel and Ukraine. 47 countries abstained from voting. For the Project voted by 122 countries. A document aimed at preventing a possible arms race in outer space, " confirms the importance and urgency of preventing an arms race in outer space and the readiness of countries to contribute to achieving this goal." It is also noted the necessity of transition to work " on the basis of the updated draft Treaty on preventing the placement of weapons in outer space, the use of force or risk of force concerning space objects that are made by China and the Russian Federation at the Symposium on disarmament in 2014 ". The representative of the USA, speaking at the meeting, said North America is " again have plans to vote Against the draft decision in plenary session of the General Assembly of the United Nations ".