CTBTComprehensive Test Ban Treaty
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The CTBT has established a powerful taboo against nuclear testing.
The UN chief stressed that the CTBT is vital to ensuring there are no more victims; it is also essential to advancing nuclear disarmament.
They cannot be regarded as anything other than an attempt to justify Washingtons preparations to withdraw from the CTBT and to resume full-scale nuclear tests.
The first is that the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) not only contributes to nuclear disarmament but also is in fact perhaps the most practical and achievable step that can be taken to advance multilateral nuclear disarmament in the current geopolitical context.
The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) is an important non-proliferation treaty with 183 signatories and 164 ratifications.
"I think any support of the JCPOA would get Iran to consider the CTBT," he told Reuters.
New York [U.S.A.], August 30( ANI ):United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged all countries to sign and ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) to make every effort to get the agreement into force.
He said once again, in the larger interest of peace and stability in the region, as also in the global context, Pakistan has indicated the possibility that the two countries may consider a bilateral arrangement, which is reflective of its policy of promoting restraint and responsibility in South Asia and its consistent support for the objectives of the CTBT. The bilateral non-testing arrangement, if mutually agreed, could become binding immediately without waiting for the entry into force of the CTBT at the international level.
Shultz described the CTBT as "one of the most important" treaties around, in the margins of a meeting with Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organization at Stanford University.
If both Iran and Israel signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), it would "provide momentum - first for Egypt to ratify the CTBT and then to start negotiations for a nuclear test-free zone in the Middle East," Zerbo reportedly said, adding: "You can't jump and get a weapon-free zone in the Middle East if the CTBT isn't ratified."
At a meeting of Member States of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) in Vienna on 23 February, Japan and Kazakhstan were unanimously nominated to lead international efforts for the entry into force of the CTBT.