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US, UK, France will boycott nuclear weapons ban treaty talks at UN: Haley

The United States says it will boycott the United Nations negotiations aimed at creating a nuclear weapons ban treaty, as some 120 countries are participating in the talks on the subject.

According to Press TV, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley told reporters at UN headquarters in New York City on Monday that a worldwide nuclear ban was simply not “realistic.”

“There is nothing I want more for my family than a world with no nuclear weapons. But we have to be realistic. Is there anyone that believes that North Korea would agree to a ban on nuclear weapons?” Haley said.

The four-day meeting is aimed at creating a consensus on a nuclear weapons ban treaty. Over the next four days, countries which are opposed to nuclear proliferation will be discussing the purpose, content and format of the treaty.

Haley said that Britain and France were also among about 40 countries that would not join the talks starting at the UN General Assembly in New York on Monday.