Nuclear powers boycott UN denuclearization talks

The world's major nuclear powers - the United States, Russia, China, France, the United Kingdom - and more than 30 other countries have ignored the United Nations meeting on the renunciation of nuclear weapons.

Censor.NET reports citing The New York Times.

"There is nothing I want more for my family than a world with no nuclear weapons," Ambassador Nikki R. Haley of the United States told reporters outside the General Assembly as the talks began. "But we have to be realistic. Is there anyone who thinks that North Korea would ban nuclear weapons?"

Ms. Haley and Ambassador Matthew Rycroft of Britain emphasized that their countries had vastly reduced the size of their nuclear arsenals since the height of the Cold War.

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Haley noted that the non-attending countries have commitments under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

The talks, supported by more than 120 countries, were first announced in October and are led by Austria, Brazil, Ireland, Mexico, South Africa and Sweden.

The United States and most other nuclear powers, including Russia, oppose the talks.
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