Republic of Korea
Practice Relating to Nuclear Weapons
In 1996, during a debate in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, the representative of the Republic of Korea stated:
This year, we have witnessed one of the most remarkable achievements in the field of non-proliferation and disarmament. The successful conclusion of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) represents the culmination of the long-standing and determined aspirations of the international community to end nuclear-test explosions once and for all. As a staunch supporter of the CTBT, my delegation firmly believes that it represents a critical step towards nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation … Only when all States make a committed effort to pursue further measures for nuclear disarmament can we take meaningful steps towards the eventual world-wide abolition of nuclear weapons and realize our ultimate goal of a totally denuclearized world.