Monday, October 09, 2017


The belief of some governments that nuclear weapons are a legitimate and essential source of security is not only misguided, but also dangerous, for it incites proliferation and undermines disarmament.  All nations should reject these weapons completely -- before they are ever used again.

This is a time of great global tension, when fiery rhetoric could all too easily lead us, inexorably, to unspeakable horror.  The specter of nuclear conflict looms large once more.  If ever there were a moment for nations to declare their unequivocal opposition to nuclear weapons, that moment is now.

-- International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Official statement after winning the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, 6 October 2017

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