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Japan and the UN nuclear arms ban

December 24, 2016

Japan: UN nuclear arms ban resolution divisive

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20161224_24/

 

 

Japan says the UN General Assembly resolution that would ban nuclear weapons could further deepen a rift between nuclear and non-nuclear states.

Japan`s foreign ministry told NHK that the resolution adopted on Friday is not in line with the country's position that both sides need to work together and take concrete and practical actions to create a world without nuclear arms.

The ministry says the country also needs to take into account the challenging security environment, including North Korea's repeated nuclear tests.

The government will further discuss whether to take part in the negotiations on the treaty which are scheduled to start next March.

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida has repeatedly said Japan would like to take part in the discussions.

He says he wants to call for cooperation between both nuclear and non-nuclear states in order to promote a stable process for nuclear disarmament.

 

 

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