The United States is deliberately blocking any attempt to strengthen the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC), said Vasily Nebenzya, Russian Permanent Representative to the UN.
He made a corresponding statement during a meeting of the UN Security Council, which discussed, among other things, the activities of American biological laboratories on the territory of Ukraine. Nebenzya said that the American side rejected the idea proposed by Russia to supplement the BTWC’s confidence-building measures with special reports on military biological activities outside the national territory.
“The United States is deliberately blocking attempts to strengthen the BTWC regime, aimed at ensuring that it allows effective implementation of the provisions of the convention,” Nebenzya explained.
Earlier, the permanent representative of the Russian Federation said that the information collected by Russian specialists on the work of biological laboratories in Ukraine was transferred to the UN Security Council.