middle East zone free of weapons of mass destruction

Announcement on Finland hosting 2012 conference is "burying good news"

Today’s announcement that Finland will host and provide the facilitator for a 2012 conference on a WMD-free zone in the Middle East is a welcome development but it is disappointing that it has taken so long to reach these decisions, said BASIC Program Director Anne Penketh.

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February 2011

BASIC launched its Trident Commission in Parliament on February 9th. Speakers at the event warmly welcomed the establishment of the Commission and pointed to its potential to change the political landscape of the debate in Britain. Minister of State for the Armed Forces Nick Harvey attended the launch, strongly welcoming the establishment of the Commission.

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May 2010

Nuclear Weapons States reaffirm responsibility toward disarmament

Day 3: The nuclear weapons states have issued a pragmatic joint document reflecting the constructive spirit of the negotiations at the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference.

The statement was issued on Day 3 of the NPT Review Conference and presented during the general debate by Russia's chief arms negotiator Anatoly Antonov.

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