OREANDA-NEWS. NATO member states do not agree with the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), as, in their opinion, it contradicts the existing disarmament architecture. This is said in the statement of the North Atlantic Alliance, distributed on Tuesday in Brussels.

It is stated that NATO countries reaffirm their commitment to maintaining and strengthening arms control and disarmament. As the TPNW approaches to entry into force, the alliance’s member states collectively declare our disagreement with it, as it does not increasingly reflect complex international security environment and contradicts the existing architecture of disarmament.

The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons remains the only sure path to nuclear disarmament, NATO claims. We recognize the commitments made under this treaty in the five decades since its entry into force, and are determined to promote the preservation, universalization and full implementation of the treaty, the statement adds.