Cuba Signs Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty at UN

United Nations, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, has signed here today the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, during the opening ceremony of the integration to the multilateral instrument.

The island and 40 other States endorsed the initiative adopted on July 7, which prohibits the development, testing, production, acquisition, possession, storage and transfer, as well as the threat of use of those lethal devices considered a serious danger for human survival.

The agreement depicts the obligation to assist the affected people and address the environmental damage arising from nuclear weapon tests, and leaves open the possibility that the so-called possessor States will be joined to the treaty, after complying with the requirements set out on it.

During a press release spread here, Cuba said that the signing of the instrument is a fundamental step towards the nuclear disarmament, which will contribute significantly to a world free of nuclear weapons.

The Caribbean nation ratified its commitment to free the human species from the danger the existence of 15,000 of these weapons of mass extermination, some 1,800 of them ready for use, currently represents.

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