Russia blasts 'one-sided' prohibition of nuclear weapons treaty as Moscow REFUSES to join
Whilst he stressed that Moscow shared a common interest in building a nuclear-weapon-free world, he claimed that it should not be done using the methods on which the treaty is based.
The TPNW was adopted on July 7 at a UN Conference to Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons.
It includes a set of prohibitions, including an obligation not to develop, test, produce, acquire, possess, stockpile, use or threaten to use nuclear weapons.
Speaking at a UN Security Council meeting, Mr Lavrov said: "Russia is not going to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear... read more
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