Nuclear Weapons Treaty Adopted, Historic Moment

Article VI of the NPT: “Each of the Parties to the Treaty undertakes to pursue negotiations in good faith on effective measures relating to cessation of the nuclear arms race at an early date and to nuclear disarmament, and on a treaty on general and complete disarmament under strict and effective international control”


 

 

Where were the ‘nuclear club’ countries in the June/July nuclear weapons negotiations and vote?

 

Why, given the obligations of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), were nuclear weapons-holding signatories of the NPT absent?

 

 

 

 

 

Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons 

 

 

The Nuclear Weapons Treaty @ the United Nations / July 2017

 

http://www.undocs.org/en/a/conf.229/2017/L.3/Rev.1

http://www.lasg.org/press/2017/press_release_5July2017.html

https://www.apnews.com/6732780e340f4fc785c9c4ab846b2f65/First-treaty-banning-nuclear-weapons-expected-to-be-adopted

https://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/Category:Nuclear_Nonproliferation

 

In the US, both major political parties are jointly pushing a trillion-dollar plus nuclear “modernization” program with a next generation of strategic/tactical sytems and more “usable” weapons that will expand not reduce the nuclear stockpile. The NPT has been set aside and a more dangerous game is underway. William Perry, former US Defense Secretary and an expert who is as aware as anyone of the risks and realities, is raising an alarm along with many others who are cognizant and warning of escalating danger.

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