Russia wants to sign an agreement on security in space to prevent the US and its allies from deploying weapons there. This was stated by Russia’s permanent representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzia, reports TASS.
Moscow notes that the situation with the militarization of space has worsened due to Washington’s active actions. “This is a very dangerous scenario. We will make every effort to prevent such a development,” Nebenzia said. He explained that this requires a legal document to be signed by all space powers, prohibiting the deployment of weapons in this area. The diplomat added that Russia assumed such obligations unilaterally back in 2004.
According to the United States, the 1967 outer space Treaty, which the United States signed, excludes the deployment of weapons of mass destruction in outer space, but “does not explicitly prohibit the arming of satellites or other spacecraft with conventional weapons.” In may, from the Cape Canaveral spaceport in the interests of the US Air force (air force), an Atlas 5 heavy rocket launched a reusable X-37B spacecraft into low-earth orbit, which Roscosmos considers as a “weapon of mass destruction”.