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Western nuclear powers have expressed objections regarding several provisions of the Central Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone (CANWFZ) Treaty (US State Department, Treaties Data Base Home, CANWFZ Treaty, accessed April 5). The treaty, signed by Central Asia’s five countries, is currently in force; but the accompanying Protocol on security assurances, signed by the five nuclear powers, is not in force in the absence of ratification by the United States (see Part One).
Under the treaty’s article 3, “Each [Central Asian] party undertakes […] not to allow in its territory the production, acquisition, stationing, storage, or use of …read more
Source: The Jamestown Foundation