Eight countries urged to ratify treaty to ban nuclear weapons testing

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Vice Premier and Minister of Foreign Affairs of China Qian Qitchen, signing the CTBT on September 24, 1996

Eight countries that have not yet ratified a treaty to ban nuclear weapons testing have been urged to do so by a senior UN official.

The countries which have not ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty include five from the Asia region; India, Pakistan, China, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and Iran.

The treaty can only enter in force once it has been ratified by 44 states which have been identified as having a nuclear capability.

Cristina Silveiro asked Lassina Zerbo, the Executive Secretary of the UN's Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) about progress towards ratification.

Duration: 4'41"

 

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