The NPT conference failed to adopt the final document — Moscow and the West blamed each other

Review conference of the Treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons (NPT) ended without the adoption of the outcome document, announced its Chairman Gustavo Zlauvinen.

“Despite intensive consultations, the conference was unable to reach agreement on the substantive part of the draft outcome document,” he said.

In turn, the Deputy Director of the Department for nonproliferation and arms control of the MFA of the Russian Federation Igor Vishnevetsky said at the closing session of the conference that “unfortunately, a consensus document no.” He noted that a number of countries, including Russia, were “not agree with a number of issues” that are “overtly political in nature,” according to news reports.

The Russian diplomat explained that the adoption of the document was “important to ensure the balance in the account of the positions of the States”, but this was not achieved.

For the adoption of the outcome document, it must be approved by 191 countries — all parties to the NPT. The next NPT review conference will be held in 2026.

Moscow and the West have accused each other

Russia’s position at the Review conference of the Treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons (NPT) did not allow the participants to reach a consensus and adopt a final document said the US special envoy for nuclear nonproliferation Adam Scheinman.

“Russia is the reason why we have today there is no consensus,” he said.

According to the Chairman of the conference Gustavo Zlauvinen, the main reason for the lack of a final document was that there was no compromise on the language about “the situation around the Zaporozhye nuclear power plantand other nuclear facilities in Ukraine.”

In turn, the Deputy permanent representative to the UN and other international organizations in Geneva Andrei Belousov said that the forum has become a “hostage” of countries that “have poisoned the discussion” political language in Ukraine and was determined to “settle scores with Russia, raising questions which are directly not connected with the contract”.

“These countries, namely Ukraine and supporters of the Kiev regime are responsible for the lack of a definitive positive result,” he said.