50 Countries Sign Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty At United Nations

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NEW YORK — Fifty countries at the United Nations Wednesday signed a treatyprohibiting nuclear weapons, the Associated Press reports.

Having met the 50-vote requirement, the ban will take effect after 90 days.

“The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is the product of increasing concerns over the risk posed by the continued existence of nuclear weapons, including the catastrophic humanitarian and environmental consequences of their use,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres said at the ceremony, where the treaty was signed. – READ MORE

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