Banning nuclear tests essential for global peace, says head of UN-backed treaty organization
4 September 2013 – The new head of preparatory commission for a United Nations-backed treaty stressed today that banning nuclear tests is essential for international peace and security.
In a briefing to reporters in New York, the Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), Lassina Zerbo, underlined that countries who have not ratified the treaty should realize the treaty is in their national security interests as well being a vital part of achieving international peace.
“We are indeed working hard day in and day out to try to secure their ratification by building the framework that will give the trust necessary for these countries to understand that the ratification of this treaty is part of their own national security as well as the international peace and security,” Mr. Zerbo said.
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