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30 November 2021, 18:53

Nuclear powers urged to deploy nuclear weapons only in their own territories

MOSCOW, 30 November (BelTA) - The countries participating in the Collective Security Treaty Organization call on the nuclear powers not to deploy nuclear weapons on foreign soil, reads the statement adopted by the CSTO Permanent Council on military activity in the territories adjacent to the organization's zone of responsibility and its impact on Eurasian security. The statement has been posted on the CSTO website, BelTA has learned.

“The CSTO member states urge the nuclear-weapon states-parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons not to deploy nuclear weapons on foreign soil, to eliminate all infrastructure that would allow for the rapid deployment of these weapons on the territory of non-nuclear-weapon states, to refrain from conducting exercises to drill the skills of using nuclear weapons by the personnel of the Armed Forces of the states not possessing such weapons,” the statement said.

The statement stresses that CSTO member states are committed to strengthening peace, global and regional stability and security, the need to consolidate the efforts of all states to solve pressing problems of humanity on the basis of universally recognized norms and principles of international law. “The CSTO member states urge all states to strictly observe all norms and principles laid down in the UN Charter in international relations and emphasize the importance of reducing tensions and increasing the level of mutual trust,” the document says.

“The CSTO member states call for building a world free of wars and conflicts, violence and pressure, for the development of comprehensive, equal and mutually beneficial cooperation of the world community, for achieving comprehensive, sustainable and cooperative security, taking into account the legitimate interests of all states. The CSTO member states note that the measures they are taking are aimed at strengthening peace, are defensive in nature and are fully consistent with their international obligations,” the statement reads.

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