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Russia Vetoes UN Resolution To Reaffirm Ban On Nuclear Weapons In Space

Posted on AllSides April 25th, 2024
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On Wednesday, Russia vetoed a UN Security Council resolution proposed by the United States and Japan reaffirming the obligation of countries that signed the Outer Space Treaty not to place nuclear weapons in orbit around the Earth. The resolution would ban member states from developing nuclear weapons specifically designed to be placed in orbit.

The Outer Space Treaty was signed in 1967. The treaty added new provisions to the Declaration of Legal Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, adopted by the General...

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