"We believe that nowadays we must jointly focus on developing measures that could strengthen the BTWC
," he said.
It also stands for universalization; for instance para 16 (3-5) of the strategy underlines " we will pursue the universalization of the NPT, the IAEA safeguards agreements and protocols additional to them, the CWC, the BTWC
, the HCOC and the early entry into force of CTBT".17 The policy is to declare the rules on the ban of chemical and biological weapons as binding rules of international law.
As for Israel, it must be asked why the country has snubbed both the CWC and BTWC
in light of the arguably minimal difference this would make, in relative terms, to its security given the country's possession, unlike any other in the region, of nuclear weapons.
China signed the BTWC
in 1984; however, the US suspectsBeijing maintains capability plus provides assistance to Pyongyang and Tehran.
"I'd like to try a bit of theatre and explore hat sort of thing," she says.
Israel has not signed the NPT or the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC
); it has signed but not ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.
He was appointed Director-General for Arms Control and Scientific Affairs in August 2002 and Director-General of the Disarmament, Nonproliferation and Science Department in August 2004.Amano has extensive experience in disarmament, nonproliferation and nuclear energy policy and has been involved in the negotiation of major international instruments such as the NPT extension, the CTBT, the BTWC
verification protocol, the amendment of the CCW and the ICOC.
Not by chance, the first article of LAAE Aquila Statement refers to the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) treaty, as well as the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC
Underscoring this point, historians have noted that it was, in fact, the use by the United States of herbicides and tear gas in Vietnam that stalled the 1972 Biological and Toxic Weapons Convention's (BTWC
This strategy targets implementation of international agreements, such as the non-proliferation treaty (including the IAEA's additional protocols), the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and the Biological and Toxic Weapons Convention (BTWC
), Security Council resolutions - in particular those adopted in 2004 on weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and on nuclear crises - and the Hague Code of Conduct on the proliferation of ballistic missiles.