(MENAFN- Jordan News Agency) Tokyo, Sept. 21 (Petra) -- Fifty countries and regions have signed a global treaty at UN Headquarters to legally ban nuclear weapons.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres stressed the significance of the treaty at the signing ceremony on Wednesday.
Guterres said the treaty is an important step toward the universally held goal of a world free of nuclear weapons, and these doomsday weapons must not be allowed to endanger the world and children's future.
It will enter into force 90 days after 50 countries have ratified it.
With the adoption of the treaty, nuclear weapons join biological and chemical weapons as weapons of mass destruction that have been declared illegal under international law.
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