A Russian Senator has warned that Moscow is ready to “strongly retaliate” if the US violates the outer space treaty by putting weapons of mass destruction into orbit.
He added that Washington’s plan to create a Space Force could lead to catastrophe
BYPASS THE CENSORS
Sign up to get unfiltered news delivered straight to your inbox.
The militarization of space is a way to disaster,” Viktor Bondarev, the head of the Russian Federation Council’s Defense and Security Committee told RIA news agency the day after the US President Donald Trump ordered the creation of a new branch of the US military tasked with operating in what he called “forbidden skies.”
Disturbing Proof the WEF and UN Are Quietly Deleting the Internet
WEF Insider Reveals 'Bug-Eating Agenda' Is About Destroying the Human Soul
Coolio Was About To Take Down Hollywood Pedophile Ring Before He Died
Pope Francis Vows To Usher In ‘One World Religion’
Bill Gates Caught Admitting ‘Climate Change Is WEF Scam’ to Inner Circle
Elites Panic As Queen’s Death Threatens To Expose Pedophile Ring
WEF Anoint Charles ‘The Great Reset King’
WEF To Force Public To Wear ‘Brain Implants’ So the Elite Can Read Their Minds
Woody Harrelson Slams Big Pharma: 'The Last People You Should Trust With Your Health'
RT reports: The senator warned that Washington could potentially violate international agreements regulating the demilitarization of space and thus put the international security in a grave danger. “There is a major risk that the Americans would commit grave violations in this field … if one takes into account what they do in other spheres,” Bondarev said.
“If the US withdraws from the 1967 agreement that bans deployment of nuclear weapons in space, [such a move] will be followed by a tough response not only from our state but from other states as well, which would be aimed at preserving international security,” he added.
The 1967 Outer Space Treaty, to which the US is a party, prohibits deployment of nuclear weapons as well as any other weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) in the Earth’s orbit. It also bans states from testing any weapons in outer space, or establishing military bases on the Moon and other celestial bodies.
Trump’s Monday speech notably mentioned a push to establish a “permanent presence” on the Moon, with an eye to a manned Mars mission, although he did not say if military would be involved. The US leader, however, called for establishing “dominance” in space, calling it a matter of national security.
The US has a history of unilaterally withdrawing from international treaties that regulate military activities. Back in 2002, US President George W. Bush withdrew from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM) Treaty, which had been one of the main pillars of the détente and held for nearly 30 years.
Moscow and Washington have also traded accusations of violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. The Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the US of de-facto leaving the INF, saying that missiles from the US ballistic defense system deployed in Romania can be easily converted to middle-range projectiles to target Russia.
Latest posts by Niamh Harris (see all)
- Outrage As UK Councils Are Told To Ban ‘Offensive’ Language Like ‘Mum’ & ‘Dad’ - October 6, 2022
- Biden Smirks As Press Are Kicked Out Of His Abortion Task Force Meeting - October 5, 2022
- Pfizer & Moderna Have Started Phase 3 Trial of mRNA Flu Vaccine - October 5, 2022