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Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation

Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)

Steinmeier at the NPDI Ministerial Meeting

The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) of 1968 is the foundation of the international nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament regime. It obliges the nuclear-weapon states which are parties to the Treaty to strive for complete nuclear disarmament – in return for which non-nuclear-weapon states refrain from developing nuclear weapons. more

Regional specifications

The conflict surrounding Iran’s nuclear programme

There have been major doubts and questions about the nature of the Iranian nuclear programme since 2002. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN Security Council and the E3+3 countries have repeatedly called on Iran to be transparent and cooperate. Foreign Minister Westerwelle is calling for a political solution in the dispute surrounding the nuclear programme.
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North Korean nuclear programme

The international community remains concerned about North Korea’s missile programme and its nuclear activities. On 12 February 2013 the country carried out another nuclear test.


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