THE government has been slammed for opposing negotiations for a global nuclear ban at the United Nations general assembly. At a meeting of the assembly on Thursday 123 out of 177 countries voted for a resolution on opening international negotiations in 2017. Just 38 countries voted against the resolution — including Britain — and 16 abstained. Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) general secretary Kate Hudson said: “It’s very encouraging to see so many countries say loud and clear it’s time for the world to move on from nuclear weapons. “We have united before to ban biological and chemical weapons, land mines and cluster bombs, and now the international community is taking decisive steps to ban nuclear weapons. It’s very inspiring and CND will do everything it can to support it. “It’s therefore very disappointing to see the British government attempt to thwart these vital negotiations.”
Morning Star 29th Oct 2016 read more »
The UK government has come under fire from CND and the SNP for rejecting a United Nations resolution to hold a global summit on eradicating nuclear weapons.
Scotsman 28th Oct 2016 read more »