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.
The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
review conference convenes at the United Nations on May 2nd thru 27th.
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." "The NPT is in crisis," he said, and the crisis "is far deeper than procedural disagreements.
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.
The Common Position will promote the universal ratification of, and adherence to, international agreements such as the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
and Safeguards Agreements (NPT) [21 U.S.T.
The United States and Russia should continue to work with the IAEA and cooperate to bring Iran into compliance with its commitments under the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty
While Washington's attention has been on the Middle East and North Korea, "Brazil's government [has gone] back and forth on abandoning the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
and building nuclear weapons; back and forth on offering exile to Saddam Hussein; refused the Colombian government's request to consider the FARC [as] terrorists; shored up [Marxist] President Hugo Chavez with oil shipments during the height of [the] Venezuelan opposition's strike; declared a 'strategic partnership' with Communist China; abandoned scientific cooperation agreements with the U.S.; ...
The discovery that North Korea has this active nuclear weapons programme in violation of both its 1994 agreement with the US and its signature on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
(NPT) is a problem for the US and its regional allies, South Korea and Japan.
The North then expelled UN weapons inspectors and withdrew from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
, under which it had promised not to build nuclear bombs.