Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation: Russia sees attempts to question the significance of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation: Russia sees attempts to question the significance of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

Deputy Head of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sergei Ryabkov expressed the position of the Russian Federation regarding the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty weapons (NPT), calling it firm and unchangeable. The deputy head of the Russian Foreign Ministry noted that Moscow sees attempts by a number of Western countries to question the need to continue to comply with the terms of this international agreement, approved by the UN General Assembly back in 1968. However, the Russian leadership believes that the NPT must continue to fulfill its important role.

We are working to ensure that the treaty continues to fulfill its role as a supporting structure in the field of nonproliferation and an important element of the remaining links in the arms control system. There is no change in our position

— Ryabkov told reporters during a briefing.

He recalled that Russia, being the legal successor of the USSR, together with Great Britain and the USA, is one of the depositories of this document, which, in addition to three countries, was signed by forty more states. Attempts by experts and politicians to question the significance of the treaty are unacceptable; the NPT continues to play an important role in ensuring international security.

At the same time, Ryabkov noted that Russia’s enemies are trying to “Ukrainize” the preparatory process for the next review conference to review the operation of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, but Moscow is “rebuffing this.” This international event will be held in New York in 2026; the previous NPT conference was also held in this American city from August 1 to 26, 2022. The NPT Review Conference is the premier event in the field of nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament.
  • Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. +1
    13 October 2023 19: 52
    The old dogma has completely collapsed today, but our Foreign Ministry has not yet realized this. Now all agreements have no meaning due to the lack of trust between the parties. The West turned out to be completely unable to negotiate and showed the pointlessness of negotiations. He easily terminated previously signed agreements and said that some of them were feigned. In this situation, considering grandfather agreements as a “load-bearing structure” is complete self-deception. The only thing that is now keeping the parties from starting a nuclear war is fear of self-preservation. No contracts have anything to do with it.
    1. +2
      13 October 2023 19: 58
      An old dogma that has finally collapsed today

      Do you realize what will happen if the NPT is still in force?
      I think no.
      Because if someone admits that he is not acting, then immediately the number of nuclear countries will physically increase by an order of magnitude, then by another order of magnitude...
      And there it is only a matter of milliseconds before the use of nuclear weapons.
      So, beware of your assumptions...
  2. +2
    13 October 2023 20: 07
    And who will distribute it? - and to whom?

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