Delegates from a lot more than 40 nations are in Russia, as concerns increase about the threat of nuclear war.
Talks for North Korea to give up atomic weapons in return for sanctions reduction have stalled. Russia and the United States have deserted a treaty on limiting nuclear missiles, and, a year following the United States pulled out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Tehran is using extra measures to make enriched uranium, which could be utilized for weapons.
Russia’s foreign minister opened the conference in Moscow by saying Iran’s most current move does not pose a threat to non-proliferation.
There are an believed 14,500 nuclear weapons about the globe, in the hands of 9 nations around the world.
Five have signed on to the United Nations’ non-proliferation treaty – the US, United Kingdom, France, Russia and China.
The other folks – India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea – are not restricted by the pact, which is intended to limit the unfold of nuclear weapons.
So is there the political will to restrict and abolish nuclear weapons?
Presenter: Nastasya Tay
Sahil Shah – professional on non-proliferation and disarmament
Robert Kelley – distinguished fellow at Stockholm Worldwide Peace Analysis Institute and former director at the Intercontinental Atomic Vitality Agency
Rebecca Johnson – director at Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy
Supply: Al Jazeera News