Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty

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Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty

An international treaty by which signatories agree not to pursue nuclear weapons technology. Signatories already possessing weapons agree not to distribute them to other countries and to take steps toward disarmament. However, signatories may pursue nuclear power for energy or other peaceful uses. Most of the world's countries are signatories. It entered into force in 1970 and is renewed every five years.
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The May 1st nuclear abolition demonstration and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference are expected to draw major attention to the critical importance of nuclear disarmament.
Australia had earlier refused to sell nuclear material to India because New Delhi had not signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
The minister went on to call the explanations given by nuclear states a contradiction to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and said: "More than 4 decades has passed since the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty has been put in force and review conferences for the treaty are held every 5 years without any meaningful developments being made in line with nuclear disarmament.
15 and three months after the end of the month-long Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference held in May in the city.
The two sides also touched upon the International Conference for Nuclear Weapons Disarmament and Non-Proliferation which is being held currently in Tehran in addition to the risks of Israel's nuclear program, underlining the necessity of focusing on these risks during the UN Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference to be held next May in New York.
But the deal would only apply to countries compliant with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Nagasaki Archbishop Joseph Mitsuaki Takami and Hiroshima Bishop Joseph Atsumi Misue released a joint statement ahead of a nuclear security summit scheduled for April in Washington, and a review conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in New York in May.
Zaki called for continuous cooperation between Syria and the IAEA in fulfilling their obligations regarding the implementation of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), AL HAYAT said.
Israel has not signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, one of three countries yet to sign the international treaty, and the only one in the Middle East.
The Conference on Disarmament, which paved the way to the global adoption of arms control and armaments efforts, has played a leading role during the negotiations and agreement on important international instruments, such as the Nuclear non-Proliferation Treaty, Biological Weapons Convention, Chemical Weapons Convention and the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty.
The agreement will pave the way for India, which is not a signatory state of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, to receive nuclear technology and know-how from member countries of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, including the United States.
Mr Blair added his voice to worldwide condemnation and said that the test "contravened" North Korea's commitments under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and UN Security Council Resolution 1695.
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