Nuclear Iran, Reloaded

In the Reloaded version of my blog, I'll write about Iran, its nuclear program, its culture, and most importantly, myself.

Monday, May 02, 2005

BBC WORLD coverage of the summit

I was watching BBC WORLD News tonight around 10PM and a guy was talking about the gathering. He said two main concerns are with regards to article VI and article IV of NPT. He added article VI requires the nuclear states to scrap their arsenal, and article IV states that the countries who seek the enrichment technology for peacefull purposes, should not divert their intents towards military use of the technology.

Article IV of the NPT (from IAEA website) reads as:

    "Article IV

    Nothing in this Treaty shall be interpreted as affecting the inalienable right of all the Parties to the Treaty to develop research, production anduse of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes without discrimination and inconformity with Articles I and II of this Treaty.

    All the Parties to the Treaty undertake to facilitate, and have the right to participate in, the fullest possible exchange of equipment, materials and scientific and technological information for the peacefuluses of nuclear energy. Parties to the Treaty in a position to do so shall also co-operate in contributing alone or together with other States or international organizations to the further development of the applicationsof nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, especially in the territories of non-nuclear-weapon States Party to the Treaty, with due consideration for the needs of the developing areas of the world. "

Therefore I don't see the broadcasted report a sound interpretation of the NPT.


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