- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 24, 2009

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday aimed at ridding the world of nuclear weapons, with Russia, China and developing nations supporting the U.S. sponsored measure.

The resolution calls for stepped up efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, promote disarmament and “reduce the risk of nuclear terrorism.”

President Barack Obama chaired the meeting — the first American president to preside over a Security Council summit — and announced that “the draft resolution has been adopted unanimously.”

“The historic resolution we just adopted enshrines our shared commitment to a goal of a world without nuclear weapons,” Obama said. “And it brings Security Council agreement on a broad framework for action to reduce nuclear dangers as we work toward that goal.”

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