CAN WE EVER SCRAP NUCLEAR BOMBS?; the 'Big Five' Have Agreed to Destroy Their Nuclear Arms but Message from the Experts Is: 'Don't Hold Your Breath'
Houston, Simon, Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
AT first glance, it seems to be the most historic announcement since the end of the Cold War.
The five most powerful nations on Earth, in an apparent commitment to ever-lasting peace, have agreed to destroy their entire arsenal of nuclear weapons.
The commitment by the main recognised nuclear powers, USA, Russia, France, Britain and China, came at a review conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty at the United Nations HQ in New York.
It was the news that generations of people have been praying for ever since the ultimate threat to world civilisation first emerged in the middle of the last century. It should have been met with a sigh of relief.
But the reality is the Big Five have …
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Publication information: Article title: CAN WE EVER SCRAP NUCLEAR BOMBS?; the 'Big Five' Have Agreed to Destroy Their Nuclear Arms but Message from the Experts Is: 'Don't Hold Your Breath'. Contributors: Houston, Simon - Author. Newspaper title: Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland). Publication date: May 22, 2000. Page number: 8. © 2009 Scottish Daily Record & Sunday. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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