UN appeals India to ratify CTBT
United Nations: UN chief Ban Ki-moon has
appealed to eight countries, including India, to ratify the
CTBT to bring the global nuclear test ban into force.
The UN secretary general made the appeal after Indonesia
became the 157th country to adopt the Comprehensive Test Ban
Besides India, China, North Korea, Egypt, Iran, Israel,
Pakistan and the US are the other nations in a core group of
44 nuclear countries which did not ratify the treaty.
The 44 nations which must ratify the CTBT to bring it
into force all have nuclear weapons or atomic programmes.
This would accelerate the entry of CTBT into force, Ban
said after his meeting with Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty
Natalegawa at the UN headquarters.
During their meeting, Ban stressed the importance of
Indonesia`s ratification of the CTBT given that the country is
one of the so-called Annex 2 States, whose endorsement is
required for the treaty to enter into force, a UN release
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