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APLN Statement on 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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The following is a statement issued Aug. 2 by the Asia-Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (APLN) on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombing ― ED.

Gareth Evans Moon Chung-inSeventy-five years after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki put beyond argument that nuclear weapons are the most indiscriminately inhumane ever devised, the distressing reality is that the risk of nuclear catastrophe is as great as it has ever been, and the goal ― shared by all APLN members ― of achieving their elimination from the face of the Earth is as far from achievement as it has ever been.

Existing nuclear arms control agreements are dead or dying. There is no prospect whatever of any nuclear armed state joining the Nuclear Ban Treaty. There has been no progress on moderating the salience of nuclear........

© The Korea Times

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