Mainichi and Sankei wrote that a UN committee on disarmament adopted on Wednesday a Japan-sponsored draft resolution calling for the total elimination of nuclear arms. In the vote, 152 countries, three more than last year, supported the resolution, while China, Russia, North Korea, and Syria opposed it. Thirty countries abstained. Of the five major nuclear powers, the United States and the UK co-sponsored the resolution while France, which abstained last year, voted in favor of it. The resolution did not mention the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons that took effect in January.