Khaab Khayaal Saraab

Saturday, February 14, 2004

IAEA for Big-5 move towards disarmament
Staff Reporter
NEW YORK, Feb 13: The head of the International Atomic Agency
(IAEA), Mohamed ElBaradei, on Thursday called upon the five
nuclear states recognized under the non-proliferation treaty
(NPT)- Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States - to
move towards disarmament.

"Recent agreements between Russia and the United States are
commendable, but they should be verifiable and irreversible. A
clear roadmap for nuclear disarmament should be established _
starting with a major reduction in the 30,000 nuclear warheads
still in existence _ and bringing into force the long-awaited
Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty," he wrote in an article
published in the New York Times.....