After reports that China conducted a low-yield underground nuclear test, it’s critical the international community works to universally ratifying the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. The world’s greatest powers have both a legal and moral obligation to pursue multilateral nuclear disarmament. Decades of summit diplomacy between the United States and Russia have given birth to internationally recognised treaties obliging those with nuclear stockpiles to reduce them and end their testing. Aside from the legal aspect, these weapons have the potential to kill millions – if not tens of millions – of innocent civilians and pose a realistic threat to human civilisation.
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