U.S. Urges Japan Not To Join Nuclear Ban Treaty Meeting

U.S. Urges Japan Not To Join Nuclear Ban Treaty Meeting

Andrew H. Sweet

The U.S. government has maintained its opposition to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which entered into force in January this year, even as Biden has pledged to strive for a world without nuclear weapons.

Washington believes an outright ban on nuclear weapons in the absence of any promises from nuclear-armed states would not produce substantial progress toward disarmament.

Meanwhile, the United States has committed to obligations under the 1970 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, leading to incremental disarmament efforts.

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