UN General Assembly backs Russia’s arms control resolution

UN General Assembly backs Russia’s arms control resolution
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  • calendar-gray 13 December 2019

The United Nations General Assembly on Friday almost unanimously adopted a Russia-proposed resolution on strengthening the system of treaties and agreements on arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation, APA reports citing TASS.

Some 179 states, including the United States, voted in favor of the resolution, and no country voted against it. Only Ukraine, Georgia and Palau abstained from the vote.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in his September address at the UN General Assembly that the adoption of the document, drawn up after the termination of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, was one of Russia’s priorities at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly. The document calls for "seriously considering negative consequences that the termination of the treaties and agreements on arms control, disarmaments and non-proliferation would entail."

The resolution welcomes the UN’s role in holding talks on this issue. It also appeals to the UN Secretary-General to "continue providing assistance that may be needed to protect the integrity of deals on arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation and also for enhancing the system of these agreements."

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