Foreign Ministry: U.S. prompt global strike concept impedes nuclear disarmament

Russia considers Washington's implementation of the prompt global strike concept as an obstacle for the further reduction of nuclear weapons, Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's department for the affairs of non-proliferation and arms control Mikhail Ulyanov said in a speech in the First Committee at the 70th session of the UN General Assembly.

DARPA Falcon Project (pictured) is the part of Prompt Global Strike. Source: AP

Russia considers Washington's implementation of the prompt global strike concept as an obstacle for the further reduction of nuclear weapons, Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's department for the affairs of non-proliferation and arms control Mikhail Ulyanov said in a speech in the First Committee at the 70th session of the UN General Assembly.

"Along with unilateral plans to create a global missile defense system to the detriment of security of other countries, this is also an obstructionist policy of several countries on the issues of preventing the arms race in the space, as well as the U.S. consistent policy for the implementation of the prompt global strike concept envisaging the use of conventional long-range high-precision weapons to accomplish strategic tasks," Ulyanov said.

"This policy can be an insurmountable obstacle on the way of implementing further steps for the reduction of nuclear arsenals," he said.

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