Japan's Abe stands firm on not signing anti-nuclear treaty

World | 9 Aug 2018 7:46 pm

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe maintains Japan will not sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, adopted at the UN last year.

Abe has said Japan shares the treaty's goal of abolishing nuclear weapons, but not its approach, NHK reports.

Abe said: "To truly achieve a world without nuclear weapons, we need to start by clearly understanding that nuclear bomb attacks have tragic results. We also need to get cooperation from countries with and without nuclear weapons. Japan is determined to act as a bridge between the two sides and lead the efforts of the international community. We are committed to the three principles of not producing, possessing or allowing nuclear arms on our territory."

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