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Ending two decades of resistance based on its fiercely nationalistic desire to maintain an independent nuclear force, France on Monday agreed to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and called for other non-signatory countries to follow suit.
October 15, 1999
So, unless there is 100% verifiability, Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott and the rest of the herd cannot accept the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. Not too many things in life are 100% verifiable. Heck, even if one life could be saved by a gun control bill, such a bill is good enough for me. But then again, Lott's against gun control bills as well, so what's the significance to a few million people that could be saved by the CTBT? GARY COYNE South Pasadena Re "The Loser Will Be the Human Race," by Robert Scheer, Commentary, Oct. 12: I am appalled at the ill-informed opposition to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty formulated by Sens.
A carefully balanced plan to assure an overwhelming vote for permanent renewal of the treaty banning the spread of nuclear weapons hit a snag Wednesday when a united Arab bloc demanded new criticism of Israel for refusing to sign the pact.
President Clinton pledged nearly $400 million in aid to oil-rich Kazakhstan on Monday after the former Soviet republic agreed to adhere to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and destroy its nuclear weapons. Clinton announced the economic assistance in a White House ceremony with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who presented Clinton with documents formally acceding to the non-proliferation pact.
July 15, 1987 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
For more than six months, Arshad Z. Pervez, a Pakistan-born Toronto businessman, allegedly struggled to buy a quarter of a million dollars worth of special-purpose steel needed to make nuclear weapons. He allegedly haggled with a U.S. official over how big a bribe he would have to pay to export the metal to Pakistan. What Pervez did not know during the negotiations that started last November was that, at all times, he was dealing with undercover agents of the U.S.
June 10, 2010
The Obama administration says the new economic sanctions against Iran adopted by the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday are the toughest ever against that country's military and financial interests, and demonstrate a consensus among the major powers that Tehran must not develop a nuclear weapon. Though this may be accurate, it is also true that the sanctions are far from crippling and are unlikely to be much more effective than the previous three rounds in persuading Iran to suspend its uranium enrichment program.
April 6, 2010
A year ago in Prague, President Obama laid out his vision for a nuclear-free world, telling his international audience that the United States has a "moral responsibility" to lead in eliminating atomic weapons. His Nuclear Posture Review released Tuesday is a strong start down that long road, and although it is tempered by political realities, it creates momentum. On Thursday, Obama returns to Prague to sign a new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia to draw down the two countries' nuclear stockpiles by nearly a third over several years to about 1,550 warheads each.
June 9, 2011
This piece was written by six former ambassadors to Iran from European countries: Richard Dalton (United Kingdom), Steen Hohwü-Christensen (Sweden), Paul von Maltzahn (Germany), Guillaume Metten (Belgium), François Nicoullaud (France) and Roberto Toscano (Italy) As ambassadors to Iran during the last decade, we have all followed closely the development of the nuclear crisis between Iran and the international community. It is unacceptable that the talks have been deadlocked for such a long time.
February 19, 2010 | By Borzou Daragahi and Julia Damianova
The United Nations' nuclear watchdog for the first time Thursday explicitly voiced concern that Iran is trying to make a nuclear bomb, amid signs of fraying relations between the agency's inspectors and authorities in the Islamic Republic. The International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed that Iran last week produced its first batch of 20% enriched uranium, based on scientific data it was given by Iranian officials who plan to use the more highly purified nuclear fuel at a Tehran medical reactor.
May 18, 2013 | By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times
SEOUL - Perhaps it is merely basic human desire to keep up with the neighbors, but an increasing number of South Koreans are saying that they want nuclear weapons too. Even in Japan, a country still traumatized by the legacy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, there is a debate about the once-taboo topic of nuclear weapons. The mere fact that the bomb is being discussed as a policy option shows how North Korea's nuclear program could trigger a new arms race in East Asia, unraveling decades of nonproliferation efforts.
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