Mexico’s Senate approved the prohibition of nuclear weapons, with which Mexico commits to take action against, such as the expulsion of the North Korean ambassador, Kim Hyong Gil.
The Senate called this treaty one of the most important votes in this legislature.
The commissions of External Relations and National Defense emphasized that nowadays there are 17,300 nuclear warheads in the hands of nine countries, the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, India , Pakistan, Israel and North Korea.
With 80 votes in favor, zero against and zero abstentions, the plenary session approved the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, adopted by the UN on July 7, making Mexico the fourth country to join that mechanism.
Signatory nations commit to not develop, acquire, store, use or threaten to use nuclear weapons or other atomic explosive devices and will enter into force once 50 member countries of the UN have ratified the agreement.