Japan’s Kyodo News Agency reported on December 8 that the plenary session of the 193 member states of the United Nations General Assembly adopted the annual resolution on the abolition of nuclear weapons submitted by Japan on the 7th in favor of a majority.
Similar resolutions submitted by Japan have been adopted for 27 consecutive years. 150 countries are in favor, 10 fewer than last year.
Among the permanent members of the Security Council, China and Russia voted against it, the United States and Britain voted in favor, and France abstained.
Because of the United States that provides a “nuclear umbrella”, this content does not directly refer to the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which will enter into force in January next year, which may lead to a reduction of pro-states.
The resolution, as of 2018, expressed “grave concern” about the “devastating humanitarian consequences of the use of nuclear weapons” strongly warned of the nuclear-Ban Treaty, but this time weakened the wording to “recognize” again after last year. According to analysis, this is a nuclear-weapon state aware of their opposition to the treaty.