Foreign ministers of the G8 nations meeting in London issued a press release criticizing their bellicose rhetoric and continued development of nuclear technology.
The stern communique follows revelations that some of the G8 nations may in fact already have functional nuclear weapons. The ministers said their aggressive rhetoric would only further isolate them and they would seek to forge ahead with credible talks on ending all their nuclear and ballistic weapons programs.
They also expressed regret that they had collectively spread mayhem in Nagorno-Karabakh, Mali, Chechnya, Syria, Libya, Honduras, Iraq, Afghanistan, Panama, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Chile, Argentina, Indonesia, The Democratic Republic of Congo, and Pakistan.
The G8 includes Britain, France, Italy, Germany, US, Japan, Russia and Canada and is often referred to as "The Nations of Virtue plus one."