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Kazakhstan accedes to Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Kazakhstan has acceded to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The relevant law was adopted at the plenary session in the Senate, Kazpravda.kz correspondent reports.

As noted earlier, the Treaty is the first ever international document that introduces a legal ban on nuclear weapons - the last of the mass destruction weapons types, not previously prohibited. The legal ban on nuclear weapons, that is, their de-legitimization, is the first step towards their complete destruction.

The treaty prohibits the use of nuclear weapons and the threat of their use.  It  was finalized at the UN Headquarters in New York on July 7, 2017, and its main purpose is adoption of a legally binding instrument that bridges the gap in the international legal framework on nuclear weapons ban.

In accordance with the treaty, each signatory state undertakes never to develop, test, produce, manufacture, acquire, possess or accumulate nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosives under any circumstances.

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Laura Tusupbekova
11:53, 24 June 2019
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