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Norway must support the initiative to ban nuclear weapons

Everyone realizes that the path to a nuclear-weapon-free world is still long, but a prohibition on international law to create, store, threaten and use such weapons will put an end to nuclear rule over the nuclear weapons discourse.

In the Storting, parties SV, V and SP have now put forward a proposal asking the government to work for an international agreement banning nuclear weapons. Both KrF, MPG and AP have indicated that they support the proposal. Thus, a majority of the elected officials believe that Norway should continue to lead the fight against nuclear weapons. This year, it is 70 years since two US nuclear bombs immediately killed over one hundred thousand Japanese civilians in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, leaving at least as many injured and traumatized people. Up to our days, they have survivors – hibakusha – bore gruesome testimonies of the enormous and long-lasting suffering of such weapons. Although the abolition of nuclear weapons was the subject of the first resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1946, a nightmarish arms race later developed between the great powers, culminating in a combined arsenal of over 70 nuclear warheads early on. . .

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