Adopting Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Resolution 'Vital' - Kerry

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US Secretary of State John Kerry - Sputnik International
US Secretary of State John Kerry stated that recent nuclear tests by North Korea have stressed the importance of adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty resolution.

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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) Recent nuclear tests by North Korea have stressed the importance of adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty resolution, US Secretary of State John Kerry stated at the United Nations Security Council Meeting on Friday.

"This entire episode [with North Korean tests] has offered a stark reminder of why the infrastructure of this treaty is so vital and why adopting this resolution is so important," Kerry stated.

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty provides for a legally binding global prohibition against nuclear explosive tests or any other nuclear explosions.

Kerry noted that the resolution is a strong, necessary statement to reaffirm norms against nuclear testing.

Earlier in September, US senators said in a letter to President Barack Obama that the Senate will withhold funding for a key international program if the Obama administration bypasses Congress seeking UN Security Council’s support of the resolution.

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