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Cuba ratifies stance in favor of elimination of nuclear weapons

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Cuba ratifies stance in favor of elimination of nuclear weapons

Havana, Sep 26 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Foreign Ministry on Monday ratified the country's stance in favor of the cessation of all nuclear tests and the total elimination of those weapons.

On the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, which is celebrated on September 26, the Foreign Ministry tweeted Cuba’s historic stance on the issue.

Cuba is a founding member of this important initiative promoted by the Non-Aligned Movement, in pursuit of the elimination of a weapon that has the potential to destroy life.

Recently, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, speaking at the debate of the high-level segment of the United Nations General Assembly, said that nothing justifies that humankind continues to be threatened by the existence of nearly 13,000 nuclear devices.

“We advocate for the universality of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons,” the foreign minister stressed and questioned how much more could be done if the resources allocated to the military industry were used to promote health and development.

“How many deaths from Covid-19 and other illnesses could have been prevented? How many children would have been saved from hunger and preventable or curable diseases?,” Rodriguez stressed.

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