The strength is not in nuclear bombs and missiles. The trust of the world community is a real defence,” said the Kazakh President at the Security Council stressing that only nuclear disarmament and confidence-building measures through the complete elimination of nuclear arsenals constitute the only and absolute guarantee against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons. “It is the largest nuclear powers that should be in the lead of the struggle for a nuclear weapons-free world and set an example by reducing WMD. This does not mean that the rest of the countries should stand by and that their actions are irrelevant”, said Nazarbayev.
(Vatican Radio) A leading Catholic peace campaigner says she hopes that Pope Francis’s condemnation of
„France, the United Kingdom and the United States have not taken part in the negotiation of the treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons. We do not intend to sign, ratify or ever become party to it. Therefore, there will be no change...“
The non-governmental organisation ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) provides up-to-date
As a intermediate result of the recent negotiation between 132 UN member states in late march 2017, on May 22