Cuba for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

HAVANA TIMES — The Cuban government on Tuesday reiterated its stand in support of the total elimination of nuclear weapons, This occurred during the World Conference against nuclear and hydrogen Bombs in the Japanese city of Hiroshima, reported the Prensa Latina news agency.

At the meeting, held on the 67th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Cuban ambassador Jose Fernandez de Cossio expressed his country’s absolute rejection of “the manufacture, use or threat of use of these weapons of mass destruction” and stressed the importance of establishing nuclear-weapon-free zones.

Cossio reported that the Non-Proliferation Treaty “isn’t achieving its purpose, because the nuclear powers are concentrating on preventing horizontal proliferation while maintaining these types of weapons and continuing to improve them.”

According to the article published by the Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the diplomat defended the island’s legitimate right to use nuclear energy peacefully for medicine and agricultural purposes.