Samstag, 13. Oktober 2012

Speech of The Day (11): Reply To A Toast - China

Reply To A Toast - China

"...Ethiopia has always maintained that security can ultimately be attained with the complete destruction of all nuclear weapons and the prohibition of their further manufacture in a system of general and complete disarmament. Toward this end, Ethiopia has proposed in various international forums the signing of a convention prohibiting the use of nuclear weapons.

Apart from the danger they pose to the survival of man and his civilization, armaments impose crushing economic burdens on all countries. They absorb resources wich can be used to promote the welfare of peoples. Humanity`s interests require that these resources should be used to promote human benefits rather than lenghten the shadow of ultimate destruction. We cannot allow the present dangerous situation to continue in good conscience and without being derelict in our responsibility to our peoples. ..."

October 8, 1971

Important Utterances of H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie I - page 593 -

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