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Nuclear Ban Treaty 38% of the way into force after 1 year

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:32 am
by Oscar
Nuclear Ban Treaty 38% of the way into force after only one year

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27.09.2018- New York, USA - Tony Robinson

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Nuclear Ban Treaty 38% of the way into force after only one year

11 countries sign and ratify the TPNW on the 26th September 2018(Image by Robert Mardini for the ICRC on twitter)

Anti-nuclear activists around the world were celebrating the tremendous achievement that the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) is almost half way into force on this the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. The date, 26th September, commemorates the day in 1983 when Lieutenant Colonel Stanislav Petrov of the Soviet Air Defence Forces overruled the protocols and decided that the incoming nuclear weapons appearing on his warning screens were just a false alarm and so decided to not inform his superiors. This action has been credited with having prevented a nuclear war which would have wiped out human civilisation as we know it. . . . . .