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Russia blocks UN resolution opposing space-based nuclear arms race

Russia vetoed a U.N. resolution aimed at preventing a nuclear arms race in outer space, calling it a “dirty spectacle.” The resolution received support from 13 members of the Security Council, with Russia opposed and China abstaining. The U.S. accused Russia of undermining global treaties and engaging in dangerous nuclear rhetoric. Russia proposed an amendment to the resolution, advocating for a ban on all types of weapons in space. The draft resolution emphasized the need for further measures to prevent an arms race in outer space. U.N. Secretary-General Guterres warned of the escalating risk of nuclear warfare.


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