US Ambassador Nikki Haley told the UN that a worldwide nuclear ban is simply 'not realistic.' It turned out that nearly 40 countries stayed away from the talks of the subject, among those countries that skipped a UN meeting to discuss a new treaty was the US, France and Britain.
Although 120 others approved a plan for a legally binding nuclear ban, the US representative Nikki Haley stated that national security required nuclear arms because of "bad actors" that could not be trusted. She further told reporters that there is nothing she wants more for her family than a world without nuclear weapons, but everyone needs to be realistic on this issue.
According to BBC, North Korea has recently been testing nuclear and missiles despite the warnings from the international community. China has also warned them on this particular subject. Counties like Britain, France, Russia, Israel and the United States voted "no" for the nuclear ban treaty, while India, Pakistan and China abstained.
The conference to negotiate a legally binding nuclear ban treaty was announced back in October, by the UN. Japan has also voted against the subject and it has been the only country to have suffered atomic attacks in 1945. Japan's ambassador told the UN that without the involvement of nuclear weapons will only deepen the division in the international community.
Countries like the UK and US will remain committed to the Non-Proliferation Treaty, which entered into force in 1970. The Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom, is leading the cause for a total ban supporting a total elimination of nuclear weapons. Along with this are Austria, Mexico, Ireland, Brazil and South Africa. A worldwide nuclear ban is no quiet easy as it requires all the countries to agree on the subject. Even if most of them do there is no guarantee that the nuclear ban will be totally eliminated.