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UNGA adopts motion calling for discussions on nuclear weapons convention

  • December 25, 2016
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei, Tokyo Shimbun
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All Sunday papers reported that the UN General Assembly endorsed a motion on Friday calling for discussions to be held on drawing up a nuclear weapons convention despite opposition from four of the five nuclear powers as well as Japan, Germany, and other countries. Proponents of the resolution plan to launch negotiations starting in March, although most of the opponents are likely to boycott the talks. Japan will probably be placed in an awkward position since it has traditionally tried to bridge the gap between the nuclear and non-nuclear powers. 

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