Monday, March 27, 2017

Major Powers Have Decided To Not Join Talks On A Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty At The UN

Reuters: U.S., Britain, France, others skip nuclear weapons ban treaty talks

The United States, Britain and France are among almost 40 countries that will not join talks on a nuclear weapons ban treaty starting at the United Nations on Monday, said U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley.

Haley told reporters the countries skipping the negotiations are instead committed to the Non-Proliferation Treaty, which entered into force in 1970 and is aimed at preventing the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology.

"There is nothing I want more for my family than a world with no nuclear weapons. But we have to be realistic. Is there anyone that believes that North Korea would agree to a ban on nuclear weapons?" Haley told reporters.

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More News On 40 Countries Deciding To Not Join Talks On A Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty At The UN

United States and Allies Protest UN Talks to Ban Nuclear Weapons -- New York Times
World nuclear ban 'not realistic', says US ambassador to UN -- BBC
U.N. ambassador Haley opposes international ban on nukes -- Politico
Trump’s UN Envoy Seeks to Derail Nuclear Ban Conference -- Bloomberg
World powers to remain absent from UN meet on nuclear weapons ban -- International Business Times
UN talks on banning nukes kick off without Russia, US -- TASS
India not participating in UN negotiations on banning nuclear weapons -- IANS
Calls for Australia to reverse plans to boycott nuclear weapons talks -- Sydney Morning Herald
Canada’s absence betrays its history on nuclear talks -- G&M
Denuclearization a pipe dream? UN holds talks to ban nukes, but major powers don't show up -- Nyshka Chandran, CNBC


Anonymous said...

what about IRAN

TWN said...

Nations without Nuclear weapons are subject to invasion, Canada will find that out one day.The Nuclear nations will not be invaded because they always have the Nuclear option to fall back on. The big and powerful nations can a will bully weaker and non nuclear armed nations. North Korea is an excellent example, now that they have nuclear weapons, there is not much anyone can do about them, sanctions will work to a point but ultimately unless there is a coup and regime change, they have us over a barrel, and I suspect if they were close to collapse I suspect they would unleash everything the have, they're so fucking nuts.

James said...

You're exactly right. On regime change, I'm sure Kim's thought about that (should be #1 topic in his mind) and I'd bet he has what he thinks is personal control of launch of at least one nuke to counter that or a failure to follow orders.