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Japan on the wrong side of nuclear weapons ban treaty

The Japan Times
July 10, 2017
By Ramesh Thakur

In a historic vote at the United Nations, 122 nations adopted a new nuclear weapon prohibition treaty (NWPT) to ban the acquisition, development, production, manufacture, possession, transfer, receipt, testing, extraterritorial stationing, use and threat of use of nuclear weapons. The NWPT is the most significant multilateral development on nuclear arms control since the adoption of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in 1968.
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