Tag: NPT Treaty
It is easy to blame the current resident of the White House for world tensions, except that the major nuclear powers have been ignoring their commitments on nuclear weapons and disarmament for over 50 years.
Rather than admonishing Iran for its intended suspension of the JCPOA, the EU should be siding with Russia, China and the UN in fully backing the JCPOA and expressing its condemnation of the US for making a mockery of international diplomacy and law.
The United States could do much more to make the global non-proliferation regime more effective. Hopefully, the issue will be addressed in a constructive way at the US-Russian summit in Helsinki scheduled on July 16.
The erosion of NPT will greatly complicate the prospects for strategic arms agreements between the US and Russia. Global control over nuclear weapons is essential for making progress. The America’s non-compliance with the NPT commitments is an issue serious enough to be put on the agenda of the 2020 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference.