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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Cuba Denounces Failure to Meet Non-Proliferation Treaty
Havana, Cuba, June 20.- Cuban delegate in Geneva Yusnier Romero Puentes denounced at a Disarmament Conference the failure to meet the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
Puentes said that over 40 years after the adoption of the treaty, there are more than 20 000 nuclear weapons in the world, nearly 5 000 of which are ready to be used, according to a note posted on the Cuban Ministry’s website.
The explosion of just a very small part of such a huge arsenal, only 100 nuclear heads, would cause the nuclear winter, he said.
Nuclear powers must honor their compromises related to the treaty and the accords reached at Conferences on the issue, held in 2000 and 2010.
International security undoubtedly is being threatened by nuclear weapons, while their total elimination is a question of human survival, Puentes stressed.
The Cuban representative called on the immediate adoption of a convention on nuclear disarmament that states a deadline for the total elimination of such weapons.
Cuba will continue to restlessly work to attain this objective, said the Cuban delegate. (ACN)
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