The U.N. Security Council unanimously extended for another 10 years its committee that works to prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction.
The 15-0 vote by the U.N.'s most powerful arm on Wednesday authorizes its 1540 Committee to keep operating until Nov. 30, 2032. The committee monitors implementation of council resolution 1540, approved in 2004 to prevent "non-state actors" from getting their hands on or trafficking a nuclear, biological or chemical weapon.
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