The Nuclear Security conference began on Thursday in Oslo with a focus on finding solutions to the danger of the spread of nuclear weapons. Erlan Idrissov, the former foreign minister of Kazakhstan, pointed to what he described as difficulties between the world’s two largest nuclear powers, the United States and Russia. “For us, this is a matter of concern. We have to unite. We have to come up with one voice to press on them and press with others who have, who possess nuclear weapons, to get rid of this disaster and danger forever,” he said during the event in the Norwegian capital. Idrissov, who now serves as the Kazakh ambassador to the United Kingdom, referred to his own country’s strong stance against nuclear weapons. “We are very young, we are 25 years old. But we, at the start of our independence back in 1992, were the fourth-largest nuclear power in the world,” he said. By the mid-1990s, Idrissov said that Kazakhstan had destroyed all of the roughly 1,400 nuclear weapons the country inherited after the breakup of the Soviet Union.
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