ICNND requires substantial reduction of nuclear weapons

08:05, July 06, 2010      

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Co-chairs of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (ICNND) stressed Monday in Vienna that about 23,000 nuclear weapons exist in the world and this number must be reduced.

Former Austrian Foreign Minister Gareth Evans, one of the co- chairs, told a press release held in the Vienna United Nations Center that"As long as there is a country possesses nuclear weapons, other countries will also want to have."

The 5th commission meeting of the ICNND was held on July 2-4 in Vienna. The co-chairs of the commission, Australian Foreign Minister Gareth Evans and former Japanese Foreign Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi, required in a press release that the existing number of nuclear weapons must be reduced greatly until achieving a nuclear- free world.

As long as nuclear weapons exist in the world, it is impossible to keep a safe world, and conflicts among countries and errors might trigger the use of nuclear weapons, which will lead to disastrous consequences, stressed the co-chairs.

In order to achieve the goal of a nuclear-free world, the ICNND also recommended establishing a global center on Nuclear Non- proliferation and Disarmament.

The global center is expected to publish an annual "report card" to evaluate the performance of both nuclear-armed and non-nuclear- armed states as well as relevant international organizations, according to the Commission's report.

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