OSLO, Norway (AP) – The Latest on the Nobel Peace Prize (all times local):
The United States has issued a statement saying that “no state possessing nuclear weapons or which depends upon such weapons for its security supports” a U.N. treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons.
The statement came after the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.
In its statement, the U.S. said “today’s announcement does not change the U.S. position on the treaty: the United States does not support and will not sign the treaty.”
The U.S. said it is “seeing a deterioration in the overall security environment and growing nuclear capabilities of certain states. This treaty will not make the world more peaceful, will not result in the elimination of a single nuclear weapon, and will not enhance any state’s security.”