Saturday, April 27

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan responded to Russia’s veto this week of the UN Security Council resolution, proposed jointly by the United States and Japan, that would have reaffirmed the fundamental obligation of States Parties to the Outer Space Treaty not to place nuclear weapons in orbit around the Earth. 

Advisor Sullivan said, “The resolution also would have called on all Member States not to develop nuclear weapons specifically designed to be placed in orbit. Placement by a State Party of a nuclear weapon in orbit would not only violate the Outer Space Treaty, but would threaten the vital communications, scientific, meteorological, agricultural, commercial, and national security services that any and all satellites provide to societies around the globe.

He concluded, “The United States assesses that Russia is developing a new satellite carrying a nuclear device. We have heard President Putin say publicly that Russia has no intention of deploying nuclear weapons in space. If that were the case, Russia would not have vetoed this resolution.“

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Advisor Sullivan to be led by God as he assesses national security and provides recommendations to the president and his administration.
  • For officials at the State Department as they seek to strengthen peacekeeping agreements, both with allies and adversaries.
  • For wisdom for the president and his advisors as they evaluate threats from Russia, Iran, China, and North Korea.

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