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Nuclear powers refrain from signing United Nations treaty on banning nukes

Nuclear powers refrain from signing United Nations treaty on banning nukes Nuclear powers refrain from signing United Nations treaty on banning nukes
Christy Curtis | 21 September, 2017, 00:16

Although North Korea was the only state with nuclear weapons to vote for starting initial treaty negotiations, the treaty is not supported by a single nuclear-armed state.

The Treaty - adopted on 7 July this year at a United Nations conference in NY by a vote of 122 in favour to one against (Netherlands), with one abstention (Singapore) - prohibits a full range of nuclear-weapon-related activities, such as undertaking to develop, test, produce, manufacture, acquire, possess or stockpile nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices, as well as the use or threat of use of these weapons.

Scores of police were soon on the scene but did not appear to be intent on brining the protest to a quick end.

On the margins of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the federal government, has signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Also, regarding countries that are party to the treaty, the treaty prohibits the development, testing, production, stockpiling, stationing, transfer, use and threat of use of nuclear weapons, as well as assistance and encouragement to the prohibited activities.

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"It will raise public awareness about the risks of nuclear weapons".

The United States, Britain and France are among nine countries believed to have nuclear weapons.

"We need to keep working, we need to keep talking, and we need to do it in a way which takes into account our global security environment", General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak said at the signing, urging urging further disarmament efforts that include the nuclear-armed states as well. So, what has obtained since the Second World War, is a philosophy of mutually-assured destruction, letting the other side know that if they attack you with nuclear weapons, that the result will be 'everybody will go'. NATO called on all countries that are considering signing the treaty to give a serious thought to its potential impact on the world peace and stability.

"And that is what has sort of maintained that balance up till now".

"The more the Australian people know that our government is not representing us on this, the easier it's going to be to get them to take this treat seriously".

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