UN chief says end ‘madness’ of nuclear weapon testing


UN chief Ban Ki-moon has today called for the US, China and other nuclear-armed states to end the “madness” of atomic testing by finally ratifying the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, which turns 20 this year. “I call on remaining states, the eight remaining states, to sign and ratify the treaty without further delay,” Ban said in Vienna at an event marking the anniversary. “Nuclear testing poisons water, causes cancers and pollutes the area with radioactive fallout for generations and generations to come,” he said. “We are here to honour the victims … to ban and to stop nuclear testing. First and…

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