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Nor do we have reliable information about how security will be imposed after nuclear warheads arrive in Russia or where they will be dismantled and the fissionable material stored.
Under the NPT, non-nuclear-weapons states agree to accept safeguards comprehensively "on all source or special fissionable material in all peaceful nuclear activities within the territory of such State, under its jurisdiction, or carried out under its control anywhere.
It's never been clear how much fissionable material the country has produced.
This verbal equation which produced fissionable material out of apparently verbal rubble, produced a silence in the audience that beggars description.
Examples might include fissionable material, human remains, or vaccines.
Examples of such items include fissionable material, human remains, and vaccines.
The global community needs to intensify its efforts to lock down all fissionable material.
Terrorists are not going to wait until the last gram of fissionable material is secured.
Through its networking among delegates and joint strategies with other nongovernmental organizations, Karapetyan said Franciscans International is advocating strong, binding agreements for the nuclear weapons states to ratify and enforce the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, sign a no-first use agreement; and cease the production of weapons-grade fissionable material.
The North has already claimed it has finished reprocessing 8,000 spent nuclear fuel rods into fissionable material and made an undisclosed number of nuclear weapons.
and perhaps the Chinese to end his rule, the prospect of North Korean fissionable material coming into the hands of terrorists should do it.
In Iraq yesterday, arms inspectors returned to the al-Tuwaitha complex where scientists worked to produce fissionable material for nuclear bombs in the 1980s.