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Russia, China Say Military Biological Activities of U.S. & Allies ‘Serious Threat’ to their National Security

The Russian Federation and China claimed in a joint statement that the military biological activities of the United States and its allies pose a ‘serious threat’ to their national security.

The two countries stated that they “reaffirm their conviction that the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction (BWC) is essential as a pillar of the international peace and security, and their determination to safeguard the authority and effectiveness of the Convention.”

Over the past two decades, the BWC States Parties have failed to reach an agreement on resuming the multilateral negotiations on the Protocol to the Convention suspended in 2001 when the U.S. unilaterally withdrew from this process. Consequently, and also in the light of rapid advances in the field of science and technology with dual-use capabilities, the risk of biological agents being used as weapons has increased.

There are more than 200 U.S. biological laboratories deployed outside its national territory, which function in opaque and non-transparent manner, the statement alleges.

Russia and China emphasized that the U.S.’ and its allies’ overseas military biological activities cause serious concerns and questions among the international community over its compliance with the BWC.

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