In 2017, the UN General Assembly voted for the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty (TIAN), with the support of 122 countries (81 signatories, and 51 having ratified it). After the ban on biological and chemical weapons, the entry into force of the TIAN, on January 22, “constitutes a fantastic hope for prohibiting weapons of mass destruction”, announce the members of the Collective for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (CIAN) of Finistère (which brings together around ten associations and trade union or political organizations). “But the countries possessing nuclear weapons (United States, Russia, China, France, Great Britain, Israel, Pakistan, India and Israel) are restraining themselves so that the TIAN is not implemented”, denounces Rolland de Penanros, European University of Peace, member of the collective.
“The entry into force of the TIAN must now lead France to choose to sign and ratify it. Paris should take the initiative at the international level in order to establish an exit process ”, considers the Finistère federation of the French Communist Party (PCF), another member of the CIAN 29. Only three countries of the Union European Union signed the UN treaty (Malta, Ireland, Austria).