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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Washington's aggressive plans to claim the right to exploit space resources hinder global cooperation, Russian State Space Corporation Roscosmos Deputy CEO for International Cooperation Sergei Savelyev said on Tuesday.

    According to Moscow, the order poses a danger to international space cooperation.

    "Attempts to expropriate outer space and aggressive plans to, in fact, usurp territories of other planets are unlikely dispose countries to fruitful cooperation", Savelyev said, as quoted by Roscosmos. "There have been examples in history of countries deciding to seize territories in its interests, and everyone remembers the results".

    In the meantime, the Kremlin has also commented on the reports, stating that attmepts to privatise space are inadmissible.

    This image made available by NASA shows infrared data from the Spitzer Space Telescope and Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) in an area known as the W3 and W5 star-forming regions within the Milky Way Galaxy
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    This image made available by NASA shows infrared data from the Spitzer Space Telescope and Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) in an area known as the W3 and W5 star-forming regions within the Milky Way Galaxy

    On Monday, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order reaffirming the right of US individuals and corporations to engage in the exploitation and recovery of resources in outer space. He also ordered to negotiate agreements on the use of space resources with foreign countries.

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