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Peru advocates for non-existence of mass destruction weapons

13:53 | New York (U.S.), Sep. 26.

President Martin Vizcarra on Wednesday affirmed that guaranteeing international peace and security can only be achieved by eliminating the risk that weapons of mass destruction represent.

According to the Head of State, "the best way to achieving that goal is simply by ensuring that there are no weapons of mass destruction."

He went on to stress that the non-proliferation of weapons should go hand in hand with the disarmament and strict controls over conventional weapons. 

The Peruvian leader hailed the high-level diplomacy that the Security Council and the Trump administration have been engaged in with a view to achieving complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. 

"The validity of the nuclear non-proliferation regime should be observed through compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iranian nuclear program," Peru's top official expressed. 

Additionally, he regretted and condemned the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict as well as in the British city of Salisbury. 

President Vizcarra underlined the importance of diplomacy, multilateralism, international law, and confidence-building measures, as well as universality to strengthen the non-proliferation and disarmament regimes. 

"In many cases, perceptions of insecurity lead to a weapon increase and even to the development of new means of war," he expressed. 

"We believe it is necessary to address these perceptions to counter the proliferation and to (boost) the disarmament, investing in cooperation and international development," he added. 

Technology should be used in the service of peace and progress, rather than for inhumanity and destruction, the statesman concluded. 


As is known, Peru is a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in the 2018-2019 period.

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Publicado: 26/9/2018
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