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Cuba Reiterates Need for Total Nuclear Disarmament | Cuban Daily News

The only way to guarantee that humanity will not again undergo the terrible impact by nuclear weapons is through the prohibition and total elimination of such weapons, said Cuban representative Rodolfo Benitez at an important forum on nuclear disarmament. Addressing the General Conference of the Organization for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL), underway ...

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Wall Street Journal Letter to the Editor on Iran Sanctions by Laicie Heeley | Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation

In their Aug. 13 op-ed, Sen. Mark Kirk and Rep. Eliot Engel claim that “Without Stronger Sanctions, Iran Will Go Nuclear.” Both this claim and the argument it supports are misleading. What Sen. Kirk and Rep. Engel fail to recognize is that further pressure will not make Iran more likely to “play ball” with the U.S. Piling on further sanctions ...

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Fact Sheet: President Obama’s Berlin Speech and New Nuclear Weapons Policy Guidance | Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation

Berlin Speech and New Policy Guidance – What It All Means In Berlin, President Obama offered a new & bold outline for U.S. nuclear weapons policy informed by new policy guidance. Director of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Programs, Kingston Reif, breaks down the speech and the new guidance in this fact sheet. Click here to view the fact sheet … For more ...

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Japanese students give 195,000 anti-nuke signatures to U.N. | GlobalPost

A group of 20 high school students from Japan selected by a civic organization in Nagasaki City handed over Tuesday a petition with around 195,000 signatures calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons to the secretariat of the U.N. Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. For more on this story, visit: Japanese students give 195,000 anti-nuke signatures to U.N. | GlobalPost.

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The Importance of U.S. Signature on the Arms Trade Treaty | FCNL

Dear Mr. President: We congratulate your Administration for helping to successfully conclude negotiations for an effective global Arms Trade Treaty earlier this year. The U.S. decision to join other leading supporters of the ATT helped overcome the consensus-blocking actions of three states and was critical to securing the overwhelming support for the treaty at the UN General Assembly on April ...

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‘Freeze in U.S.-Russian ties dims disarmament hope’ | The Guardian Nigeria

EXPERTS have warned that current state of United States (U.S.)-Russian relations would dimmed prospects for a slash in America’s nuclear weapons arsenal. President Barack Obama, since his historic 2009 appeal in Prague, has sought to make disarmament a cornerstone of his presidency. But much hinges on Moscow. Also, in a major address in Berlin in June, Obama urged Russia to ...

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Chill in US-Russian relations dims disarmament hopes | GlobalPost

The chill in US-Russian relations has dimmed prospects for a slash in America’s nuclear weapons arsenal, experts say. Since his historic 2009 appeal in Prague, President Barack Obama has sought to make disarmament a cornerstone of his presidency. But much hinges on Moscow. For more on this story, visit: Chill in US-Russian relations dims disarmament hopes | GlobalPost.

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In Nagasaki message, Ban stresses need for education on benefits of nuclear disarmament | UN News Centre

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) visits the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum in Nagasaki, Japan, in August 2010. (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe)

In his message to a ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the Japanese city of Nagasaki, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that the benefits of nuclear disarmament must be spread worldwide through education. “We must eliminate all nuclear weapons in order to eliminate the grave risk they pose to our world. This will require persistent efforts by ...

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