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... destabilize the disrupted world peace. According to United Nations, under the UN charter,
the use of nuclear weapons would only be legal for self-defense. As it could be understood
from UN Charter regulations, the other use of nuclear weapons would be counted as a
warmongering act according to the i ...
... In the 1950s, Iran launched their nuclear program with the help of the United States. This
program was temporarily suspended after the Islamic Revolution in 1979, but it was brought back
again—this time with much less Western assistance.
In 2002, an Iranian dissident announced the existence of a ura ...
The Humanitarian Initiative is a group of states that evolved within the framework of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and nuclear weapons diplomacy more widely. 159 states subscribed to the last iteration of the initiative's Joint Statement in 2015. Since 2013, it led to a series of conferences exploring the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, culminating in the Humanitarian Pledge, issued by the Austrian Government, to ""fill the legal gap for the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons"". The Pledge has been endorsed by 108 governments as of 1 June 2015. The Humanitarian Initiative is seen as a direct answer to the lack of progress in nuclear disarmament.