UN panel adopts draft resolution backing abolition of nuclear arms
A UN committee has adopted a draft resolution calling for the abolition of nuclear arms and asking world leaders to visit the two cities that have suffered nuclear attacks. China and Russia opposed the resolution. The UN General Assemblys disarmament committee adopted the resolution yesterday with 156 countries voting in support. Japan has submitted similar measures for 22 straight years.
The resolution stresses the inhumanity of nuclear weapons and urges nuclear powers to be more transparent in their disarmament efforts. The United States, Britain and France abstained from voting despite having supported the resolution in past years.