Nuclear powers have to respect NPT!
-Dr. Abdul Ruff
World is under serious threat by nuclear powers and their rivalries.
Humanity is passing through the most difficult phase of its existence as the nuclear powers, led by super nuclear power USA, continue to threaten it by what looks like a permanent war, focused on Islam, Muslim nations, Mideastern energy resources. Ultra militarism is the core tool they use for frightening the world nations. In the name of democracy, they export terrocracy to Islamic world, elsewhere.
Interestingly, nuclear powers not just ignore the NPT (Non-Proliferation Treaty) laws but even attack it as an unnecessary control mechanism that tries to bind them. Big nuclear powers not want any sort of control devises to bind them in any manner while forcing others to obey them as well as NPT rules.
The most important rule of NPT (nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty), which was ratified in 1968 and which went into force in 1970, is that all nuclear-armed nations divest themselves of their own nuclear weapons. Since the nuclear powers consider nukes as their most valuable assets and do not want to get rid of their own dangerous nukes, most of the powers refused to sign the treaty, making it appear to be an almost a joke.
Today, entire team of nuclear powers are happily targeting Islamic state of Iran for trying to nuclear power for electricity generation juke like USA and UK and Israel do, and despite the insistence of the nuclear powers that Iran comply with the NPT, it is pretty clear that these nuclear-armed countries do not consider themselves bound to comply with the landmark agreement, signed by 189 nations. Some of the nuclear powers, in fact, have been quite brazen in rejecting it. Israel, India, and Pakistan have long defied the NPT—first by refusing to sign it and, later, by going ahead and building their own nuclear weapons. North Korea, once a signatory to the treaty, has withdrawn from it. They want the NPT merely as museum stuff.
While they helped Israel acquire nukes illegally without reporting to the UN or IAEA, the “roguish” nuclear powers conveniently ignore the Article VI of the quite explicit NPT requirement treaty: “Each of the Parties to the Treaty undertakes to pursue negotiations in good faith on effective measures relating to cessation of the nuclear arms race and to nuclear disarmament, and on a treaty on general and complete disarmament under strict and effective international control.” When it comes to compliance with the NPT, the big nuclear powers like USA, UK, France, Russia, play mischief as their record has been very pathetic.
45 years after the NPT went into effect, nine nations continue to cling to about 16,000 nuclear weapons, thousands of which remain on hair-trigger alert. These nations not only include the USA and Russia (which together possess more than 90 percent of them), but Britain, France, China, Israel, India, Pakistan, and North Korea. If their quarrels ever get out of hand, there is nothing to prevent these nations from using their nuclear weapons to lay waste to the world on a scale unprecedented in human history. However, thanks to a variety of nuclear arms control and disarmament agreements negotiated among the major nuclear powers, plus some unilateral action, the world’s total nuclear weapons stockpile has been reduced by about two- thirds.
Equally dangerous, from the standpoint of the future, is that these nations have recently abandoned negotiating incremental nuclear disarmament agreements and have plunged, instead, into programs of nuclear weapons “modernization.” In the USA, this modernization—which is projected to cost $1 trillion over the next 30 years—will include everything from ballistic missiles to bombers, warheads to naval vessels, cruise missiles to nuclear weapons factories. In Russia, the government is in the process of replacing all of its Soviet era nuclear weapons systems with new, upgraded versions. As for Britain, the government has committed itself to building a new nuclear-armed submarine fleet called Successor, thereby continuing the nation’s nuclear status into the second half of the twenty-first century.
Meanwhile, as the Arms Control Association recently reported, China, India, and Pakistan are all also pursuing new ballistic missile, cruise missile, and sea-based delivery systems.
But the nuke powers want to prevent others from developing nuclear facility to protect themselves from nuclear enemy attacks. The way USA and Israel, illegal possessor of nukes, coerced Iran to abandon its nuclear advancement clearly reveal the hidden anti-Islam agenda of these and other nations. Sept-11 hoax perpetrated by anti-Islamic rogue elements is being used to justify all its crimes against humanity.
All nuclear powers thwart serious nuclear disarmament effort by signing mutually beneficial strategic partnerships and dialogues, like US-India dialogue. In a way USA protects all nations that commit heinous crimes against humanity like Israel.
It is not a sound thesis if we support the possession of WMD by USA and its nuke allies controlling UNSC and IAEA- not just global financial corporations like IMF and WB. In the aftermath of the Iranian government’s agreement to comply with the treaty, it would be an appropriate time to demand that the nuclear-armed nations do so!
Having arranged for strict verification procedures to ensure that Iran does not develop nuclear weapons, all nuclear powers should be familiar with procedures for verification of their own nuclear disarmament. At the least, the nuclear nations should agree to halt nuclear weapons “modernization” and to begin negotiating the long-delayed treaty to scrap the 16,000 nuclear weapons remaining in their arsenals.
NPT must be respected as the legal entity. The talk of nuclear disarmament is useless unless all nuclear powers first go de-nuclear.