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U.S. Warns Russia Not to Deploy Nuclear-Armed Space Weapon

Posted on AllSides February 22nd, 2024
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Komsomolskaya Pravda/Zuma Press

The U.S. government has been in direct contact with Russia to warn Moscow not to deploy a new nuclear-armed antisatellite weapon, which it said would violate the Outer Space Treaty and jeopardize U.S. national security interests, U.S. officials said.

The outreach to Moscow is part of a diplomatic campaign that the Biden administration is mounting to head off the threat that also involves approaches to China, India, G-7 nations and other close allies that have interests in space and channels to Moscow. 

The warning to Moscow came after Rep. Mike...

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