The treaty has, to a good extent, achieved its objectives. Very few states have remained outside the treaty and have gone on to develop nuclear weapons.
Major nuclear nonproliferation developments
With U.S.-Russia relations at the lowest point since the end of the Cold War, arms control efforts are even more vital to contain nuclear risks.
Former President Barack Obama’s criticizes President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear accord.
Talks prepare for the major review of the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty in 2020.
Saudi comments complicate U.S. efforts to negotiate and implement a civilian nuclear cooperation agreement with the kingdom.
Secretary-General Guterres warns that “our world is going backwards” toward a new nuclear arms race.
It is bad enough that the Trump administration has violated the Iran nuclear deal and threatened the NPT regime by opening the door for expanded Iranian nuclear capacity. The president and his advisors must not now compound that error by swallowing their tongues when another NPT member state in the region threatens to pursue the bomb.