France: Pax Christi France issued a statement, welcoming the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty


The statement reads the following. You can download the orginal version in French here.
Cliquez ici pour la version originale de la déclaration en français.


The Treaty of Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on July 7, 2017 represents a significant advance for our society.

Pax Christi France is pleased that 122 states out of the 193 represented at the UN have signed this treaty. It is the assertion that many people reject nuclear weapons,
notwithstanding the argument put forward by those rejecting the treaty that because of the risks nuclear proliferation is still a necessary step for the security and
international stability.

Peace is not built by promoting a weapon whose power of destruction is immeasurable.

It is the responsibility of the countries which possess it to express clearly their nuclear disarmament as soon as possible, welcoming a significant and concrete step in the direction of this disarmament, since the maintenance of
nuclear armaments maintains the proliferation of nuclear weapons and largely the safety of all. This treaty calls for a strategy of disarmament in which it will advance only by proscribing the fatal weapon and by putting together the elements of peaceful and harmonious international relations.


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