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Nicaragua speaks out at UN for nuclear weapons elimination

Managua, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua on Thursday spoke out at UN for the pressing need of eliminating nuclear weapons, according to the Nicaraguan Permanent Representative to the UN Jaime Hermida Castillo, while reiterating his nation's commitment to nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation and peaceful use of nuclear energy.

During the 10th Review Conference for the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), Castillo expressed his deep concern about States having such of arsenal, which continue to increase, update and to develop, “accompanied by dangerous military doctrines to justify their use.”

“We reiterate that all these economic resources for the updated nuclear weapons could be used to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out in the 2030 Agenda, especially poverty elimination,” Castillo said.

He urged the prompt holding of the Review Conference for the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) to provide security guarantees to nations having no nuclear weapons.

“We have no guarantee against threat or use of nuclear weapons that threaten international life, peace and security,” Castillo recalled.

“Nicaragua considers this Conference allows us to achieve realistic and ambitious progress and successful results,” Castillo stressed.

Regarding the use of nuclear energy, Nicaragua supported the right of States to research, produce and peaceful use with no discrimination and in accordance with the non-proliferation agreement.


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