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Given North Korea's latest reported test of a hydrogen bomb, what does this mean for the UN's Nuclear Ban Treaty that was agreed in July 2017? The Joint Public Issue's Team (JPIT) of four churches, including the Methodist Church says that "it will be recognised by the majority of the world's nations but not immediately by nuclear weapons states themselves.  It is founded on logic, ethics and law.  Any nuclear exchange would have devastating impacts, overwhelming the capacity of humanitarian and health services to respond.  Chemical and biological weapons are already banned.  By the same logic the possession, use and threat of use of nuclear weapons must be considered contrary to International Humanitarian Law."
We pray that the common sense of logic, ethics and law will always hold sway over rhetoric and brinkmanship.
For the full JPIT article on the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, click here.

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