METO statement on the impending Entry into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Date: 24/10/2020 The Middle East Treaty Organization (METO) extends its warmest congratulations to the governments of all those states that have ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), a treaty which prohibits the development, testing, production, acquisition, possession, stockpiling, use or threat of use of nuclear weapons.  Under the terms of theContinue reading “METO statement on the impending Entry into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons”

IPPNW and METO cooperate to stimulate a new civil society push for disarmament from within the region

On the 20th of August, 2020, IPPNW and METO held a joint webinar targeted at stimulating disarmament initiatives from within the Middle East titled, “Building the movement of health workers to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe involving nuclear weapons”.  The idea was inspired by the work of the original founders of IPPNW, Soviet and US physicians,Continue reading “IPPNW and METO cooperate to stimulate a new civil society push for disarmament from within the region”

New York: An Iranian and an Israeli talking about nuclear weapons

With a banner hanging on the Maryhouse stage behind them reading “Pope Francis Proclaims: The very Possession of Nuclear Weapons is to be Firmly Condemned”, Emad Kiyaei rises, “First of all, thank you so much. Stepping into this space has been truly profound, knowing that so many here have fought for a such variety ofContinue reading “New York: An Iranian and an Israeli talking about nuclear weapons”

Abolition 2000 webinar: The Breakdown of the Iran Deal – Global perspectives

On October 2nd, the international day of nonviolence, Abolition 2000 held its fourth webinar on issues related to our goals of eliminating nuclear weapons and nuclear power, this time on the crucial issue of the Iran Nuclear Deal, the JCPOA, which came into force in 2015 and which President Trump has apparently dedicated his presidencyContinue reading “Abolition 2000 webinar: The Breakdown of the Iran Deal – Global perspectives”

Berlin: An Iranian and an Israeli talking about nuclear weapons

This unremarkable title for an evening event last Wednesday at the Framed.berlin cultural centre did, in fact, draw attention. Discussion events are not necessarily a big crowd-puller nowadays and most people prefer to look away rather than listen when it comes to nuclear weapons. Nevertheless, about 80 people came to the event, which had onlyContinue reading “Berlin: An Iranian and an Israeli talking about nuclear weapons”