Friday, July 7, 2017

Nuclear Weapons Are Now To Be Prohibited by the UN

And as you know, we don't give a shit.
After a decade-long effort by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), and 72 years after their invention, today states at the United Nations formally adopted a treaty which categorically prohibits nuclear weapons.

Until now, nuclear weapons were the only weapons of mass destruction without a prohibition treaty, despite the widespread and catastrophic humanitarian consequences of their intentional or accidental detonation. Biological weapons were banned in 1972 and chemical weapons in 1992.


The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was adopted Friday morning and will open for signature by states at the United Nations in New York on 20 September 2017.

  International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
Don't expect the US to sign.

And we could well see them used before September 20.

Kind of interesting that they were not deemed too horrible to be allowed until North Korea managed to create a delivery system for theirs.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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