The United Nations voted for banning nuclear weapons


It’s however important to know that eight nations with nuclear arms (the United States, Russia, China, France, the United Kingdom, India, Pakistan, and Israel) opposed or abstained from the resolution, while North Korea voted yes. “Given the clear risks associated with the continued existence of nuclear weapons, this is now a choice between responsibility and irresponsibility. Governance requires accountability and governance requires leadership,” Helena Nolan, Ireland’s director of disarmament and non-Proliferation argued, Ireland being one of the countries which initiated the consultation. The bad thing on this event is fact that the Obama administration not only opposed itself but it lobbied all nations, particularly its allies, to vote no. They invoked “the risk of undermining regional security”, a security they understand functioning only based on weapons. This is destroying the hope manifested by former President Ronald Reagan who said in his 1984 State of the Union: “We seek the total elimination one day of nuclear weapons from the face of the Earth.”
For the United Nations, forcing to impose this goal will be the most important test of its own reason to exist.


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