Posts From Michel Drain

Alarm signals for the nuclear weapons

Segnale allarmante per le armi nucleari

EN | IT | FR | DE – After a whole month of negotiations, the ninth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) did not manage to adopt a final document on 22 May 2015. Even though the draft text put before the Conference contained no new substantial measure, the failure can be laid at the door of three countries – United States, Britain and Canada – that refused to approve the proposal to convene, by March 2016 at the latest, a conference to create a zone in the Middle East that would be free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction. Yet agreement in principle on this zone had been reached in 1995 as a condition for the indefinite extension of the NPT.