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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Third, India did not sign the NPT as it might have banned the way of India getting a nuclear weapon.
Among the four states not party to the NPT, the case of India and Pakistan is curious.
Indeed, the NPT impeded the horizontal proliferation without checking the vertical proliferation of nuclear weapons.
He stressed that Israel's continued refusal to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and other agreements calling for the elimination of weapons of mass destruction seriously poses a threat to the security of the region and its people.
Under Article VI of the NPT, all parties to the treaty undertake to pursue good-faith negotiations on effective measures related to nuclear disarmament and the cessation of nuclear arms race.
Under such conditions, non-nuclear weapon states (NNWS) parties are ensnared in a variety of political, security, and moral dilemmas, none of which are resolved by accommodating the capture of regime governance mechanisms by the NPT NWS.
Mark Oster and Dennis Morrone of event sponsor Grant Thornton LLP and NPT Vice President & Editorial Director Paul Clolery.
NPT threads are NOT INTERCHANGEABLE with BSP threads.
Seoul, June 24 ( ANI ): In a major blow to India, China on Friday said that the Nuclear Suppliers' Group (NSG) will not discuss its membership bid into the elite group, adding that New Delhi will first have to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), as it is a must and a major criteria set up by the NSG.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry, however, said, " There was no deliberation on any items related to the accession to the NSG by India or any other countries that are not signatories to the Treaty on the Non- Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons ( NPT)." " The NSG Chair Argentine Ambassador convened an unofficial meeting on June 9.
The five considered full nuclear-weapon states under the international Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) are America, Russia, Britain, France and China.
Speaking on behalf of the 120-nation Non-Aligned Movement, Iranian FM Muhammad Javad Zarif told signatories to the 1970 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty that there should be no limits on the transfer of nuclear technology and know-how to NPT signatories.