Russia defends veto of UN resolution to prohibit nukes in outer space, urges vote to ban all weapons


In recent news, there’s been a lot of talk about nuclear weapons and outer space. Let’s break it down and make it easier to understand.

So, Russia said no to a United Nations resolution about preventing a nuclear arms race in space. Instead, they want everyone to agree to ban all weapons in space forever. But the United States, Japan, and their friends said no to Russia’s idea.

Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Vassily Nebenzia, accused the U.S. and Japan of being hypocritical. He said they’re planning to put weapons in space, even though they say they’re against it.

But the U.S. deputy ambassador, Robert Wood, fired back. He said Russia already has weapons in space and is even working on a satellite that could carry a nuclear bomb.

This argument happened on the same day that Russia threatened to attack British military sites. They also said they’re going to do drills where they act like they’re using nuclear weapons in a war.

This tension started back in 2023 when Russian President Vladimir Putin said they were stopping their part in a treaty that helps control nuclear weapons. Since then, things have been getting more serious.

The United Nations is worried about all this talk of nuclear weapons. They say it could lead to a big mistake that could hurt a lot of people.

Now, let’s go back to that UN resolution. Russia and China tried to change it so that it would ban all weapons in space, not just nuclear ones. But that didn’t work, and Russia said no to the original resolution.

So, Russia came up with their own resolution. They want everyone to agree to never put any weapons in space, ever. But the U.S. and its friends don’t like this idea because they say it’s not practical.

The U.S. ambassador said that if Russia really didn’t want weapons in space, they wouldn’t have said no to the original resolution. He thinks Russia is just trying to cause trouble.

The Japanese ambassador also spoke up. He said if a nuclear bomb went off in space, it would cause a lot of damage to satellites and other important things we use every day.

So, that’s the situation with Russia, the United States, and nuclear weapons in space. It’s a complicated issue, and it’s not clear what will happen next. But it’s definitely something to keep an eye on.


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