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Japanese student peace ambassadors are unlikely to deliver a speech at this year’s Conference on Disarmament in Geneva due to vehement opposition from China and other countries, a U.N. diplomatic source said Monday.

If high school student ambassadors — candidates for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize — are not allowed to speak at the conference, it would mark the second straight year they have been unable to do so. The students had spoken at the conference for each of the three preceding years.

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