DUSHANBE, September 15. /TASS/. Actions taken by certain countries and blocs to build up missile defense systems destabilizes the situation in the world, leaders of the countries of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) said in a statement after their summit in Dushanbe on Tuesday.
"We, heads of state of the CSTO member countries stand for preventing an arms race. We believe that unilateral and unlimited steps taken by certain states or groups of states to build up missile defense systems are harmful to international security and destabilize the situation in the world," the document says.
The CSTO leaders called to observe the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and reiterated their commitment to their good-will liabilities to hold talks on efficient measures to stop the arms race in the immediate future.
The US has announced plans to reject the deployment of the fourth stage of the missile defense system in Europe and to refocus towards protection against potential North Korea missile attacks. Infographics by TASS