The US is trying to block the efforts of the international brotherhood for the prevention of an arms race in outer space, recorded in adopted at the 70th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations on 7 December a resolution introduced by Russia in the initial collaboration with Brazil and China, told in the foreign Ministry.
"Our support of the document by an overwhelming majority of UN member-States (" for " voted 129 countries) confirms the importance and relevance of our offers, – it is reported in the report on the Internet office of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.– It is significant that the number of co-authors of our decisions at this session grew to 40 countries."
"It is noteworthy that the only government objecting to the substance of our proposal, are the United States, which is already the most years in almost complete isolation trying to block successive efforts of the international brotherhood for the prevention of an arms race in outer space (PGWC), – stressed in the Ministry.– over the past period of time with them expressed solidarity with Ukraine and Georgia ". In the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation stressed that the questions " are the approaches of member States of the European Union before holding a rather constructive position on PGUK "." honorable is regrettable that for the second year in a row they are under pressure from the U.S. abstain in the vote on the decision on NPOC and thus give a signal about his indifferent attitude to the possible deployment of weapons in space. This gives grounds to doubt their reliability as partners in a dialogue on the prevention of force in outer space", - has noticed in the Ministry." our decisions on NPOC developed in development in addition to solutions "prevention of an arms race in outer space" (presented annually to Egypt and Sri Lanka), offers real steps towards consistent work aimed at keeping outer space free from weapons of any kind and ensure the application of space only for good purposes ", - has told in the Ministry. One of the key elements of the solution is the call for a speedy launch of negotiations at the Symposium on disarmament in Geneva on a legally binding international ban on weapons in space, said on Smolensk square. In addition, the decision is an appeal to all States to take measures to adopt national commitments NPOC. Such obligation, Except Russia, have already taken on their own shoulders eleven countries: Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Brazil, Venezuela, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Cuba, Tajikistan and Sri Lanka." The globalization of our proposals would give a political guarantee that weapons in space will not arise, and would become an important confidence building measure and transparency in international space activities, a reliable tool in the General efforts to maintain equal and indivisible international security and strategic stability, " – confident in the capital of Russia." have plans to continue active work in the interests of globalization NPAC ", - has added in depodesta.