G7 Update. Nuclear Disarmament experts slam G7 for epic fail

As the G7 plants massive numbers of nuclear weapons in Europe, in South Asia, East Asia and Southeast Asia it blames its targets, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Russia and China.

“This is a gross failure of global leadership. Simply pointing fingers at Russia and China is insufficient. We need the G7 countries, which all either possess, host or endorse the use of nuclear weapons, to step up and engage the other nuclear powers in disarmament talks if we are to reach their professed goal of a world without nuclear weapons,” said ICAN’s Executive Director Daniel Hogsta. ICAN is a 2017 global Nobel Peace Prize recipient.

by Rosa Yamamoto and Micheal John

G7 Slammed for failed peace opportunity

G7 Handout photo cropped to remove non-elected persons.

“We, the Leaders of the G7, met at a historical juncture in Hiroshima, which together with Nagasaki offers a reminder of the unprecedented devastation and immense human suffering the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki experienced as a result of the atomic bombings of 1945. In a solemn and reflective moment, we reaffirm, in this first G7 Leaders’ document with a particular focus on nuclear disarmament, our commitment to achieving a world without nuclear weapons with undiminished security for all.”  (G7 Hiroshima Vision on Nuclear Disarmament English(PDF))

“The G7 recognizes the need for concrete steps by nuclear-weapon States to reduce strategic risks. We call on China and Russia to engage substantively in relevant multilateral and bilateral forums, in line with their obligations under the NPT, including Article VI,” says the USA White House setting out official policy for G7 members and allegedly speaking on behalf of the G7 Members, as America’s operational nuclear weapons arsenal continues building in Asia and Wurioe

See also: G7 Leaders’ Statement on Ukraine (English(PDF) Japanese(PDF))