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What does NWS stand for?

NWS stands for Nuclear Weapon State

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Pakistan's permanent representative to the United Nations' European offices in Geneva, Zamir Akram, speaking in the General Assembly's First Committee that deals with disarmament and international security matters urged the major nuclear weapon states to progress towards achievement of the goal of global nuclear disarmament.
Pakistan has accused major nuclear weapon states of paying only "lip service" to achieving global nuclear disarmament, despite their claims of supporting that goal, and stressed the need for upholding the principle of equal and undiminished security for all states.
The following is a plan for warhead elimination, with the aim of acceptability to today's nuclear weapon states -- and framed on the reality that the US and Russia have far more nuclear warheads than the other possessors (Britain, France, China, Israel, India, Pakistan, North Korea).