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Nuclear states face barrage of criticism in Vienna | Helsinki Times

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon had sent a message to be presented in the conference. This emphasised that maintaining nuclear forces on alert doesn't provide safety but increases the likelihood of accidents.

Sarcastic laughter erupted when a civil society representative expressed his "admiration for the delegate of the United States, who with one insensitive, ill-timed, inappropriate and diplomatically inept intervention" had "managed to dispel the considerable goodwill the US had garnered by its decision to participate" in Vienna Conference on Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons.

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