Cambodia ratifies UN nuclear ban treaty

The United Nations says Cambodia ratified a treaty banning nuclear weapons on Friday, becoming the 52nd party to take the step.

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons took effect on Friday having reached 50 ratifications by last October. It considers the development, manufacture, possession and use of nuclear weapons to be violations of international law.

The West African nation of Benin ratified the treaty last month.

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