MFA of Kazakhstan comments on U.S. withdrawal from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty
August 5, 2019
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan issued a statement on withdrawal of the U.S. from the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan expresses its regrets over the decision of the United States of America to withdraw its participation in the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles – one of the most important factors in maintaining international security. The denunciation of the Treaty can trigger a new arms race fraught with serious consequences on a global scale.
The Republic of Kazakhstan always stood for the preservation and strict observance of the Treaty by all parties and supported its value as a unique historic agreement that allowed to eliminate a whole class of nuclear delivery vehicles and achieve a significant progress in nuclear disarmament in accordance with Article VI of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
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