United Nations Day October 24; Time for Canada to sign and ratify the Treaty on the prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Print
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Posted by Joan Russow
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 06:31

By Joan Russow

Global Compliance Research Project

 

nuclear weapons blast explosion test operation plumbbob priscillaA 37-kiloton blast known as "Priscilla" explodes during an Operation Plumbbob nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site on June 24, 1957. The device was detonated from a balloon.

 

 

 

 

UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, ...

 In June 2017, I attended the UN negotiations on the Treaty. Canada was absent

 

The Canadian Government demonstrated dereliction of duty when the it  refused to sign the Treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons that undertakes never under any circumstances to:

 

(a) Develop, test, produce, manufacture, otherwise acquire, possess or stockpile nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices;

 (b) Transfer to any recipient whatsoever nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices or control over such weapons or explosive devices directly or indirectly;

 (c) Receive the transfer of or control over nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices directly or indirectly;

 (d) Use or threaten to use nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices;

 (e) Assist, encourage or induce, in any way, anyone to engage in any activity prohibited to a State Party under this Treaty;

(g) Allow any stationing, installation or deployment of any nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices in its territory or at any place under its jurisdiction or control.

 

INSTEAD the Canadian Government as a member of NATO

 

Agreed to the following

1) Nuclear weapons must be maintained indefinitely.

2)  we can use them first.

3) we can target non-nuclear weapons states.

4) We can threaten to use them.

5) We can keep them in Europe, as we are now doing.

6) We can launch some on 15 minutes warning.

7) We say “they are essential for peace."

 

CANADA EVEN SAID AT THE UN WHEN IT REFUSED TO ADOPT THE TREATY  ; WE COULD NEVER AGREE THAT NUCLEAR WEAPONS WOULD NEVER BE USED.

On the other hand , the Swedish representative at the Treaty negotiations stated; The only guarantee that these weapons will never be used again is their total elimination

 

Currently ,when Sweden had agreed to sign the Treaty it is being bullied by the US 

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis reportedly warned Sweden of severe consequences if the country followed through on signing a UN treaty banning nuclear weapons.

 

https://nuclear-news.net/2017/09/06/america-bullying-sweden-because-sweden-signed-the-un-nuclear-weapons-ban-treaty/

 

THE FATE OF THE EARTH MUST NOT BE DECIDED BY THE US AND  ITS FELLOW NUCLEAR WEAPONS STATES AND NATO ALLIES.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 October 2017 07:05