UN Adopts Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons

An F-15E tests a B61 bomb equipped with the improved tailkit assembly.
Credit: U.S. Air Force
A convention aimed at banning and eventually eliminating nuclear weapons has been formally adopted by the United Nations, absent support from any of the nine nations that possess nuclear arms. On July 7, negotiators representing 122 of 193 U.N. member states voted “yes” to adopt the Treaty on the...

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