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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Reviewing the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty is academically oriented and meant for the serious student who wants to delve deeper into the history and inner workings of the NPT.
As Sir Michael notes, a key failing of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty is the limited capability of international nuclear inspections to detect illicit weapons activities.
Russia also hopes that the participants of the New York-based Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference will support the Middle East's nuclear-free status, he added.
Further progress can occur at a conference to review the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty next month, and at a follow- up to this week's summit, set for South Korea two years from now.
Caracas is a signatory of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, which would restrict any nuclear programme to nonmilitary purposes.
2003 - North withdraws from the Nuclear NonProliferation Treaty.
UNITED NATIONS * The Vatican's chief representative to the United Nations, Archbishop Celestino Migliore, reaffirmed May 5 the Vatican's support for the nuclear nonproliferation treaty and offered five steps that could be achieved in "a short period of time" to end the threat that nuclear weapons pose.
India is still one of only three states never to have signed the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT).
In this context, a good bit of the article explains and defends the decision to establish full civil nuclear cooperation with India in spite of its non-adherence to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT).
The Holy See has called once again for countries to approve and implement the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, to rid the world of nuclear arms.
friendly nuclear nations, has not violated any terms of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, which it signed, unlike India, Pakistan and Israel, who did not sign the treaty and now have WMDs.
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