'Iran, Israel are closest to ratify nuke test ban treaty'

'Iran, Israel are closest to ratify nuke test ban treaty'

A UN official has said that arch-enemies Iran and Israel are "the closest" of the eight holdout nations to ratifying the CTBT treaty.

Jan 29, 2016, 14:22 PM IST

N Korea nuclear test 'grave threat to peace and security': Monitor

The head of an international body set up to monitor a ban on nuclear testing condemned North Korea`s fourth nuclear test on Wednesday.

Jan 06, 2016, 10:49 AM IST

Israel links ratifying nuclear test ban to Iran ties

Israel wants Iranian recognition before it ratifies an international ban on nuclear bomb tests, an Israeli official said on Wednesday, in a rare public discussion of terms for upgrading from signatory status.  

Jun 25, 2015, 02:10 AM IST

India, Japan differ on CTBT in joint statement

India and Japan continue to differ on the contentious issue of Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.

May 29, 2013, 23:17 PM IST

Russia calls on US to ratify CTBT

Adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1996, the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty is yet to come into force.

Aug 30, 2012, 08:51 AM IST

UN appeals India to ratify CTBT

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.

Feb 07, 2012, 10:12 AM IST

UN chief urges countries to ratify CTBT

Ban`s remarks came as he welcomed Indonesia`s ratification
of the CTBT.

Dec 06, 2011, 22:55 PM IST

Germany claims India may sign CTBT

Germany, a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, Monday said it was encouraged by signs that India could be willing to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) and sought closer cooperation with India in combating terrorism.

Oct 18, 2010, 18:31 PM IST

UN asks India, Pak, Israel to join NPT, CTBT

The UN has asked India, Pakistan and Israel to join NPT and CTBT without
further delay and pre-conditions.

May 29, 2010, 13:16 PM IST

UN conference calls on India to joint NPT

A UN nuclear conference has asked India, Pakistan and Israel to join NPT and CTBT.

May 26, 2010, 09:35 AM IST

Indonesia says it will ratify CTBT

Indonesia`s Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa has said that his country would soon
ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).

May 05, 2010, 19:19 PM IST

US ‘understands’ India not joining nuke proliferation regime

Appreciating its "responsible"
behaviour, the US has said it will not push India to sign the
NPT and the CTBT "for quite some time", but sought New Delhi`s
cooperation to strengthen the global non-proliferation regime.

Apr 08, 2010, 18:02 PM IST

US admin preparing to seek Congressional ratification for CTBT

The Obama administration is preparing to approach the US Congress to ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, in line with the president`s commitment to seek an early ratification for the treaty.

Apr 02, 2010, 12:43 PM IST

Obama Admin for early entry into force of CTBT

Obama is for the ratification and early entry into force of the CTBT though the administration has no specific timeline for it, a top US official has said.

Mar 30, 2010, 11:07 AM IST

India-Japan talks: PM puts CTBT onus on US, China

Pressed by Japan to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), India on Tuesday clearly put the onus on the US and China for taking a lead in this direction by ratifying it.

Dec 29, 2009, 23:22 PM IST

`US admn not to take CTBT to Cong till confident of passage`

Obama Admin would not push for ratification of the CTBT by the US Congress until it is confident about its passage, a top American official has said.

Nov 06, 2009, 16:49 PM IST

Nuclear terrorism a formidable challenge: PM

The PM said the global non-proliferation regime has failed in preventing proliferation of N-weapons.

Sep 29, 2009, 14:31 PM IST

BJP welcomes govt stand on CTBT, NPT

In the wake of US President Barack
Obama`s statement alluding that India should sign the CTBT and
NPT, BJP on Friday welcomed the government`s firm stand against

Sep 25, 2009, 14:33 PM IST

India has taken a principled stand on CTBT: Krishna

SM Krishna has said that the country has taken a principled stand on the CTBT.

Sep 25, 2009, 13:50 PM IST

India seeks out Britain, France, Russia over NPT, CTBT

India is concerned about a proposed UN Security Council resolution urging countries to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).

Sep 20, 2009, 15:07 PM IST