Moreover, the Plutonium capacity sitting in Japan is always accounted against a probable weapons capacity irrespective of its good nonproliferation record and its strong commitment to the non-proliferation regime wherein it sticks to peaceful and scientific uses of nuclear fissile material
that it imports from other states such US, UK and France.
How ironic that aspersions are cast on Pakistan's command and control system, which enjoys a perfect track record, by a country which has lost fissile material
from "highly safeguarded facilities", has had nuclear power reactor meltdown and lost hydrogen bombs into the Atlantic Ocean from its strategic bombers.
A fissile material
cut-off treaty would restrict production and access to the materials necessary to create nuclear weapons.
The early summits concentrated on securing the "direct use" fissile materials
, HEU and separated plutonium, which terrorists or rogue states could employ to make nuclear weapons.
gov/mediaroom/pressreleases/japannss) statement released at the time, said the move was aimed at preventing "unauthorized actors, criminals, or terrorists" from acquiring fissile materials
Unmaking the Bomb presents, in careful and meticulous detail, a persuasive case that the best way to deal with nuclear weapons, over the coming years, is to tackle the fissile materials
There is already a proposed international treaty to prohibit the production of fissile material
for weapons purposes, the Fissile Material
Cut-off Treaty, but it is yet to be negotiated.
The Session will also discuss the failure of establishment of a Weapons of Mass Destruction-Free Zone (WMDFZ) in the Middle East, the current tension environment in the Korean peninsula and the commencement of negotiations of a treaty banning the production of fissile material
(FMCT) for use in nuclear weapons devices in the Conference on Disarmament.
Important agenda items such as Disarmament and Prevention of Arms Race in Outer Space (PAROS) are getting lesser attention while issues such as Fissile Material
Cut-Off Treaty (FMCT) are highlighted as blocking the progress of CD.
The controversial treaty of FMCT, Fissile Material
Cut-off Treaty was proposed by US, but the practical actions were first seen in Dec, 1993 when UN General Assembly declared to adopt a resolution named as 48/75L to convene immediate negotiations with regards to a "Non-discriminatory, multilateral and international effectively verifiable treaty" to halt and ban the further production of fissile materials
Back in Berlin, the Foreign Office said, Germany will use the four weeks of its Presidency, "To breathe new life into the work of the Geneva Conference on Disarmament and in particular to sound out possibilities for rapidly starting negotiations on a treaty banning the production and transfer of fissile material
It remains a major national security goal of the United States to ensure that fissile material
removed from Russian nuclear weapons pursuant to various arms control and disarmament agreements is dedicated to peaceful uses, subject to transparency measures, and protected from diversion to activities of proliferation concern", said President Barack Obama in a letter to Congress.
Qatar called for the region's nations to abide by their commitments, avoiding excess fissile material
leading to political tension and threatening peace.
He concludes that nuclear terrorism is not inevitable and examines the reasons why, such as improvements in the physical security of fissile material
and successful US and international counterterrorism efforts.
emphasis on--and development of--ballistic missile defense, however understandable, has the potential to undermine the Obama Administration's global zero agenda, particularly by eroding Chinese support for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) or a fissile material