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U.S. Warns Global Nuclear Safeguards Under Threat

U.S. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham on Wednesday called for tighter global nuclear safeguards to prevent countries like North Korea and Iran from using treaties as a cover to build atomic weapons. Abraham addressed a U.N. General Assembly disarmament committee together with Alexander Rumyantsev, Russia’s atomic energy minister, to mark the 50th anniversary of former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s “atoms for peace” vision. The American secretary accused North Korea and Iran of using the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, monitored by the International Atomic Energy Agency, for weapons purposes. “The nonproliferation regime’s weaknesses become woefully apparent when a state joins the NPT, professes peaceful intentions and then abuses the treaty by using it as a cover to build up a nuclear weapons capability, which it then publicly declares through abrogation of, or withdrawal from, the treaty,” Abraham said. Full Story

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