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German foreign minister likens nuclear-weapons threat to global warming | Deutsche Welle

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle stressed an urgent need for the world to focus on nuclear disarmament, declaring the task as important to humanity as acting against global warming.

“We have to prevent access to nuclear weapons becoming easier,” Westerwelle told the German parliament on Friday, stressing the importance of preventing access to such weapons by “tyrants and terrorists.”

Westerwelle acknowledged that 2010 was a good year for disarmament following the presentation of the annual disarmament report in parliament. He urged that extensive efforts be made to outlaw nuclear arms around the world.

Read more here: German foreign minister likens nuclear-weapons threat to global warming | Germany | Deutsche Welle | 08.04.2011.

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