Putin submits nuclear terrorism convention for ratification

Other News Materials 27 June 2006 11:15 (UTC +04:00)

(RIA Novosti) - President Vladimir Putin Monday introduced a new convention on the fight against nuclear terrorism and several other documents for ratification by the lower house of Russia's parliament.

Putin signed the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism in New York on September 14, 2005. The convention was adopted by the UN General Assembly in April last year on Russia's initiative, reports Trend.

The document "defines the act of nuclear terrorism as the use or threat to use nuclear material, nuclear fuel, radioactive products or waste, or any other radioactive substances with toxic, explosive, or other dangerous properties," and outlines measures aimed to prevent terrorist acts involving the use of nuclear or other radioactive materials.

Putin has also submitted a protocol on Uzbekistan's accession to Eurasec, a regional body seeking to establish a single economic zone and comprising Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Belarus; and a protocol on formation and operation of collective security forces under the Collective Security Treaty Organization, a regional security body founded on October 7, 2002, by Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan.