Sergei Lavrov said that NATO’s plans to launch weapons into space are taking on real shape.
The Russian Foreign Minister suggested developing measures acceptable to all to prevent a force confrontation in outer space.
“The plans of the United States, France, and the North Atlantic Alliance as a whole to launch weapons into space are gaining more and more real shape. We are convinced that it’s not too late to work out universally acceptable measures that can prevent a military confrontation in outer space,” the minister said, speaking at a conference on disarmament in Geneva on Tuesday.
Conference participants were familiarized with the Russian-Chinese draft treaty on preventing the placement of weapons in outer space, the use of force or the threat of force against space objects.
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“For the period while such an agreement will be worked out, political obligations to not be the first to deploy weapons in outer space are called upon to play a stabilizing role. This initiative is steadily gaining more supporters,” Lavrov emphasized.