Monday, November 05, 2007

Greens 'appalled' at nuclear vote abstention

Australia: "Greens Senator Christine Milne says Australia's reputation has been harmed by its decision not to back an anti-nuclear weapons motion at the United Nations.

"The non-binding vote called for all nuclear weapons to be taken off high alert.

"It easily passed, with the United States, Britain and France the only countries voting against it.

"Australia was one of 35 countries to abstain from voting.

"Senator Milne says she is appalled that Australia refused to support a motion that advances peace and nuclear disarmament.

"'The rest of the world sees that as long as John Howard is Prime Minister, Australia is just one of the apparatchiks of the United States,' she said ..."
ABC News

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