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TERRORISM: U.N Approves Global Nuclear Terror Treaty

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posted on Apr, 13 2005 @ 11:45 AM
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The United Nations General Assembly has approved a global treaty which will outlaw the use of nuclear and radioactive material to cause death or destruction by individuals. The assembly calls on all 191 members to sign and ratify the "International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism." The Russian's sponsored the resolution.
 



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UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. General Assembly approved a global treaty Wednesday aimed at preventing nuclear terrorism by making it a crime for would-be terrorists to possess or threaten to use nuclear weapons or radioactive material.

A resolution adopted by the 191-member world body by consensus calls on all countries to sign and ratify the "International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism." The treaty will be opened for signatures on Sept. 14 and must be ratified by 22 countries to come into force.

"By its action today, the General Assembly has shown that it can, when it has the political will, play an important role in the global fight again terrorism," U.S. deputy ambassador Stuart Holliday told delegates after the vote. "The nuclear terrorism convention, when it enters into force, will strengthen the international legal framework to combat terrorism."


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You would of thought that this bill would be unneccesary as the use of nuclear and radioactive material to cause death and destruction would already be illegal. Im astonished that a treaty was required to ban this activity.

Now if only we can go a step further and make it a crime for countries to use nuclear weapons for death and destruction. State sponsored versions of crimes that individuals can be charged for i.e. rape, murder and theft are generally against the law. What do you think the chances of outlawing nuclear weapons will be?




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