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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 former underscore his administration's commitment to meeting its obligations under the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, while the latter reassure the US Congress and allies skeptical of bold new approaches.
Look at 1968 and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Ask why some nations might agree not to develop nuclear weapons while others would develop such weapons.
''The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty that permitted nuclear weapons' possession by five countries including the United States is an unfair framework, but we still cannot permit another country to possess nuclear arms,'' he added.
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.
As a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, confirmed in the 2005 review, the UK is among states committed to negotiate the elimination of nuclear arsenals.
India, a declared nuclear power since 1998, has not ratified the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and is therefore currently prevented from cooperating with members of the nuclear suppliers group (NSG).
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.
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