Marshall Islands warn over nuclear arms race at UN court

The United States conducted scores of nuclear tests in the Marshall Islands between 1946 and 1958The Marshall Islands Monday painted a vivid picture of the horrors of nuclear war decades after some of its atolls were vaporised in atomic tests, in an unusual legal battle against the nuclear arms race. The small Pacific island nation opened a case against India, Pakistan and Britain in a David-versus-Goliath fight before the UN’s highest tribunal based in The Hague. The Marshall Islands aims to shine a new spotlight on the global nuclear threat, its lawyers and representatives said Monday, as they remembered apocalyptic scenes after US-led tests in the 1950s.

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