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The United States’ threats against a number of states, including Russia, postpone the efforts on creating a nuclear-weapons-free world, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya has said.
Speaking at the UN Security Council’s meeting on preparing for the 2020 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference, Nebenzya stressed that the issue of nuclear disarmament has remained one of Russia’s foreign policy priorities. "We understand the concerns of a number of non-nuclear states, which have stepped up demands on fast-tracking the nuclear disarmament process," TASS quoted him as saying.
"Meanwhile, it is evident that here all factors of international security and strategic stability should be taken into account," the high-ranking diplomat said. "The military actions taken by the US and NATO over the past decades as well as Washington’s threats against a number of states, including Russia, only postpone the goal of creating a nuclear-weapons-free world," Nebenzya said.