SA lauds adoption of treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons
South Africa has lauded the adoption of a first-ever historic and legally-binding treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.
After three weeks of final negotiations in New York, a majority of United Nations member states voted in favour of the draft treaty, a process that was entirely boycotted by all nuclear weapons powers and a majority of NATO members.
The new treaty, which will open for signatures later this year, covers a full range of nuclear weapons related activities, prohibiting the undertaking by any State party to develop, test, produce, manufacture, acquire, possess or stockpile nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices.
Sherwin Bryce-Pease reports...