Iran has urged Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Speaking at the UN General Assembly for the second time this week, President Hassan Rouhani called for a world disarmament conference to establish a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East.
Australia has 40% of the world's uranium, all of it on indigenous land. Prime Minister Julia Gillard has just been to India to sell uranium to a government that refuses to sign the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and whose enemy, Pakistan, is also a non-signatory. The threat of nuclear war between them is constant. Uranium is an essential ingredient of nuclear weapons. Gillard's deal in Delhi formally ends the Australian Labor Party's long-standing policy of denying uranium to countries that reject the NPT's obligation "to pursue negotiations in good faith on effective measures relating to cessation of the nuclear arms race at an early date and to nuclear disarmament".
Partially declassified pages from a 1985–2002 investigation of a network of front companies show how the Israeli Ministry of Defense illegally smuggled nuclear triggers out of the U.S. Richard Kelly Smyth — convicted of running a U.S. front company — met with Benjamin Netanyahu who worked at the Israeli node, Heli Trading Company. Netanyahu recently issued a gag order blocking discussing of “Project Pinto.”
Parliamentary sources revealed on Saturday that Iran's legislature is due to discuss the country's withdrawal from the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director-general released a biased report against Iran.
START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) was a bilateral treaty between the US and the USSR which entered into force on 5 December 1994. Its final implementation in late 2001 resulted in the removal of about 80 percent of all strategic nuclear weapons then in existence. The START I treaty expired 5 December 2009. On 8 April 2010, the new START treaty was signed in Prague by U.S. President Obama and Russian President Medvedev. The next step is Senate ratification.
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