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North Korea is the litmus test for a nuclear weapons ban

Asia & the Pacific Policy Socienty
July 10, 2017
By John Carlson

Achieving complete nuclear disarmament could be the greatest of all international challenges. Whether the North Korean crisis can be resolved will be a good indicator of whether it is possible to eliminate nuclear weapons… On 7 July 2017, a negotiating conference established by the UN General Assembly adopted a draft treaty which included banning development, production, possession, stationing and deployment, use, threat of use, and testing of nuclear weapons. The treaty will be open for signature on 20 September 2017 and will enter into force after it has 50 ratifications. The treaty will be legally binding only on those states that join it.
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