U.N. C'ttee OKs Japan-Led Resolution on Nuke Abolition

Politics

New York, Nov. 1 (Jiji Press)--The U.N. General Assembly's First Committee adopted on Friday a new draft resolution submitted by Japan that calls for the elimination of nuclear weapons.

The resolution, which received 148 votes in favor, four against and 26 abstentions, is aimed at building a consensus ahead of next year's Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty review conference.

This year's draft is drastically different from conventional ones the Asian country submitted to the committee.

The number of supporters of the latest one, the 26th of its kind, fell by 12 from the previous year, while abstentions increased by two.

The latest version focuses on nuclear disarmament, putting less emphasis on nuclear nonproliferation and the peaceful use of nuclear power.

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