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 administration describes these lower ceilings, and its pursuit of other arms control measures, as meeting America's non-proliferation and disarmament obligations under the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Toshihiro Inoue, deputy director of the Japan Congress Against A- and H-bombs, said, ''The nuclear test shakes the foundation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty framework and shows how lightly North Korea thinks of A-bomb victims living in the country.
The country pulled out of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in 2003 after US officials accused it of a secret nuclear programme.
A good deal of hypocrisy surrounds the official five nuclear powers--Britain, France, the United States, China, and Russia--under the terms of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which have sought to keep a monopoly on the product.
The UN nuclear watchdog plans to submit a draft to its board of directors in September and put the idea into practice by 2010, when the next Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference gathers, the Kyodo news agency quoted diplomatic sources as saying.
This book is an exploration of Tehran's noncompliance with the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty and questions why and how the Islamic Republic of Iran eluded the West in its quest for the atom bomb.
Thousands of protesters made their priorities clear on the eve of the opening of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty conference in New York, as they marched past the United Nations.
The forum was one of a series of events leading up to a major nuclear abolition demonstration in New York City on May 1st, the day before the beginning of a Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference at the United Nations.
Mrs Speight, a teacher, mother and grandmother, will be an observer at the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference.
Under the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty to which Iran is a signatory, non-nuclear nations do have the right to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes, as long as they inform the IAEA of their progress.
The fragile state of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty at this moment is very worrying, as proliferation of these weapons greatly increases the likelihood of terrorist acquisition.
Iran agreed in particular to sign the Additional Protocol to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, requiring tighter control over its nuclear activities and a suspension of any uranium enrichment operations.
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