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Over 120 Nations to Sign Anti-Nuclear Weapons Treaty

HeadlineJul 07, 2017
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At the United Nations, more than 120 countries are poised today to adopt a first-ever treaty banning the possession, use and threat of nuclear weapons. The landmark deal was negotiated without the participation of any of the world’s nine nuclear-armed states or NATO allies—with the exception of the Netherlands. The nuclear ban is based on humanitarian law, and its authors note that just 1 percent of the world’s nuclear weapons are enough to devastate the natural world and could lead to humanity’s extinction.

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