Lavrov: Russia not going to join Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Lavrov: Russia not going to join Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Moscow has no plans to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a session of the UN Security Council on nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction, TASS reports.

"Russia is not going to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons," he said.

At the same time the minister noted that the failure of the nuclear deal with Iran would be an alarming signal for international security, including for the settlement around North Korea.

"It is evident that the failure of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, all the more through the fault of one of the participants in the P5+1 group, will become an alarming signal for the whole architecture of international security, including prospects for the settlement of the nuclear problem of the Korean peninsula," Lavrov said.

"We confirm topicality of the road map suggested by the Russian Federation and China in the interests of an entirely peaceful settlement of this problem," he said.

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