posted on May, 28 2005 @ 05:57 AM
Two loopholes in the Non-Proliferation Treaty have not been closed at the twice per decade NPT Review Conference. Competing interests and arguments
from Iran, the US and Russia are being blamed for the failure to reach an agreement. The Iranians are being blamed for undermining the NPT with its
nuclear fuel cycle program. The Americans and Russians are blamed for not reducing their strategic nuclear arsenals.
Two loopholes have not been closed. The first is that a member state can, under inspection, legally develop fuel enrichment technology to produce
But that know-how can then be used to make a nuclear bomb and all the country concerned then has to do is to leave the treaty.
The second loophole is that leaving the treaty is virtually cost-free.
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Is the NPT going to survive? After all it has done nothing to stop North Korea from obtaining nuclear weapons. They just walked away from the
Whats the point of non-nuclear signatories remaining in the NPT when the nuclear states refuse to honour their agreements to reduce their nuclear
The NPT is a joke and no one follows it. If the Iranians want nuclear weapons they can develop fuel enrichment, allowed under the NPT, withdraw from
the NPT and develop nukes. If the United States doesnt want them to do this they should seriously think about reducing their strategic arsenals, as
demanded by the NPT.
The NPT is not an agreement you can be half in and half out of. If you are not fully commited to this treaty then it fails, as can be clearly seen.