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Nazarbayev calls on UN countries to elaborate General Declaration of nuclear-free world

Kazakhstan Materials 22 September 2011 18:35
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev called on UN countries to make more efforts in preventing the spread of nuclear weapons and to work out General Declaration of nuclear-free world.
Nazarbayev calls on UN countries to elaborate General Declaration of nuclear-free world

Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 22/ Trend E.Ostapenko/

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev called on UN countries to make more efforts in preventing the spread of nuclear weapons and to work out General Declaration of nuclear-free world.

"We urge to start elaborating the General Declaration of non-nuclear world, and we believe in Summit on nuclear security in Seoul in 2012," Nazarbayev told at the General Assembly's annual debates on Wednesday, Novosti-Kazakhstan reported.

The 66th session of UN General Assembly opened at its headquarters in New-York on Sept. 21.
Nazarbayev called on the UN states to expand the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty's (NTP) legal framework and increase the role of the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to oversee compliance by all countries who have signed the Treaty.

The NPT has been signed by 189 countries, five of which are nuclear states (Britain, China, France, Russia, and the US). Four countries (India, Pakistan, North Korea, Israel) have not signed the Treaty.

Kazakh President attracted the attention of the participants to double standards in international community in the sphere of nuclear developments. Nazarbayev described this situation as "unfair, disproportionate and dishonest".

"There are no clear legal guarantees for non-nuclear states at the moment. In this regard the NPT does not work. At the current stage, nuclear weapons are no longer deterrent, but a catalyst for an arms race," he said.

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