The Russian Foreign Ministry passed on nonproliferation issues to the United States and its allies in the AUKUS military alliance after the announcement of the transfer of nuclear submarines to Australia.
Russia intends to get answers from the United States to a number of questions in connection with the creation of a new military alliance AUKUS; the questions will also be referred to the UK and Australia.
We have a number of questions in connection with the creation of AUKUS, which we have already passed on to the American side.
– RIA Novosti quotes the words of Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
In particular, Russia is interested in how the transfer of nuclear submarines to Australia, and “the hypothetical transfer of ship fuel with an enrichment of about 90%” will be consistent “with the non-proliferation requirements and Australia’s obligations under the safeguards agreement with the IAEA.”
The Russian Foreign Ministry stressed that the AUKUS issues will not change the agenda of the “talks between Russia and the United States on strategic stability.”
Ryabkov stressed that the creation of a new US military alliance “reminds us of how” easy “,” at ease “our American colleagues relate to the nonproliferation regimes to which they urge other countries to follow.
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