The power of diplomacy: ICAN welcomes efforts to denuclearize the Korean peninsula


The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), the Nobel Peace Laureate of 2017, welcomes the efforts from North and South Korea to denuclearize the Korean peninsula. The dangerous rhetoric from Donald Trump and the US brought us to the brink of nuclear war, and only careful diplomacy from South Korea has brought us back from it. It should remind us that in reality, there are no responsible nuclear states, and that only the complete elimination of nuclear weapons through the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will keep us safe.

The power of diplomacy ➡️ The peace and disarmament process on the Korean peninsula is a welcome step. The humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons are unacceptable and we encourage all states to sign & ratify the #nuclearban. #InterKoreanSummit

— ICAN (@nuclearban) April 27, 2018