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Amid Putin's Saber-Rattling, 65 Nations Condemn 'Any and All Nuclear Threats'

"We will not rest until the last state has joined the treaty, the last warhead has been dismantled and destroyed and nuclear weapons have been totally eliminated from the Earth."

Amid Moscow's thermonuclear saber-rattling during Russia's invasion of Ukraine, state parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on Thursday condemned "any and all nuclear threats" while calling on more countries to sign and ratify the landmark accord.

As the first Meeting of State Parties (1MSP) to the TPNW wrapped up in Vienna, the 65 countries that have signed and ratified the treaty issued a declaration and action plan unequivocally condemning threats to wage nuclear war, "whether they be explicit or implicit and irrespective of the circumstances."

The TPNW signatories committed to "further stigmatizing and delegitimizing nuclear weapons and steadily building a robust global peremptory norm against them."

"In the face of the catastrophic risks posed by nuclear weapons and in the interest of the very survival of humanity... we will not rest until the last state has joined the treaty, the last warhead has been dismantled and destroyed and nuclear weapons have been totally eliminated from the Earth," the declaration concludes.