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Switzerland will not be signing new nuclear treaty

National News // Sept. 21, 2017

Switzerland has said it will not be signing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at the UN General Assembly - despite having voted for it in the UN back in June.

Pixabay Switzerland will not be signing new nuclear treaty

The Foreign Ministry says it needs more time to examine the text.

Around 50 nations are expected to sign – 122 voted for its implementation. None of the recognized nuclear powers will be signing.

Switzerland says its main concern is how it may impact on the Nuclear non-Proliferation Treaty.

Critics say the treaty is largely symbolic anyway. 

Tags: UN, bern, treaty, nuclear

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