Historic UN Vote on Banning Nuclear Weapons

History was made at the United Nations today. For the first time in its 71 years, the global body voted to begin negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons.All nine nations with nuclear arms (the United States, Russia, China, France, the United Kingdom, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea) opposed the resolution. However, with a vote of 123 for, 38 against and 16 abstaining, the First Assembly decided "to convene in 2017 a United Nations conference to negotiate a legally binding...

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