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Proliferation Financing: The Potential Impact of the Nuclear Agreement with Iran on International Controls

Proliferation financingThe UN framework of controls on financing of proliferation included, until 16 January 2016, Implementation Day of the JCPOA, financial provisions of resolution 1540 (2004) and financial sanctions on DPRK and on Iran. To implement financial sanctions effectively, States were required to put in place appropriate legislation, structures and procedures that could also serve, at least in part, to implement financial requirements under resolution 1540.

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Safeguards-relevant information collection from small holders – experiences and challenges

LCAB14053ENNThis month's article features a paper published in the latest issue of the ESARDA Bulletin, issue 53.

This paper will give a description of the work being performed by SSM to ensure that information related to the possession of nuclear material are gathered and correctly declared. It will give an overview of the different procedures that are applied to different categories of small holders in Sweden.

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Nuclear Export Controls - A Comparative Analysis of National Regimes for the Control of Nuclear Materials, Components and Technology

pillsbury export controlCommercial nuclear companies that export goods and services from the United States have long pointed to the U.S. nuclear export control system as a major competitive disadvantage as they compete with their counterparts in nuclear supplier nations such as the Russian Federation, Japan, the Republic of Korea (ROK) and France.

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India’s Nuclear Security

India nuclear security thumbSituated in a difficult neighborhood, New Delhi has laid strong emphasis on both nuclear safety and security for a couple of decades now. Almost three decades of state-sponsored terrorism and insurgencies of varying scale and proportion within India have meant that security of nuclear materials and installations has been a great worry to India’s security and atomic energy establishments.

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Source: http://nuclearsecuritymatters.belfercenter.org

Fact Sheet on DPRK Nuclear Safeguards

DPRK Fact sheetOn 12 December 1985 the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea (DPRK) became a party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). On 10 April 1992 the NPT Safeguards Agreement entered into force (INFCIRC/403). Before that, in 1977, the country had concluded an INFCIRC/66 type Safeguards Agreement (INFCIRC/252) for two nuclear research facilities (the IRT research reactor and a critical assembly).

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