Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty [FMCT] News
- U.S. Urges Disarmament Conference to Launch Fissile Material Talk, U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesman, 15 February 2001 -- Speaking at the Conference on Disarmament (CD) in Geneva, U.S. Ambassador Robert Grey said the time has come "to demonstrate our commitment to FMCT (Fissile Material Cutoff Treaty) negotiations."
- U.S. Says Fissile Material, Outer Space Talks Should Not Be Linked, Statement by Ambassador Robert T. Grey, Jr., United States Representative to the Conference on Disarmament, 31 August 2000 -- The U.S. representative to the Conference on Disarmament (CD) in Geneva says that holding the Fissile Material Cutoff Treaty (FMCT) hostage to negotiations on outer space "is simply a poorly disguised effort to block FMCT negotiations altogether."
- Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty Among Issues Discussed During Disarmament Commission Debate, UN Press Release, 27 June 2000 --
- Interview: Grey Describes "Real Progress" in Arms Control 07 June 2000 -- Grey said that the main U.S. objective for the Geneva-based Conference on Disarmament is the successful negotiation of a treaty to ban the production of fissile materials. "We have all agreed for years that an FMCT (Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty) was the first priority, so we think we should start negotiating on that now," he said.
- NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT Voice of America 20 May 1999 -- THE UNITED STATES HAS URGED THE UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT TO SERIOUSLY NEGOTIATE A TREATY TO BAN THE PRODUCTION OF WHAT'S CALLED "FISSILE" MATERIALS. THE AMERICAN AMBASSADOR, BACKED BY BRITAIN AND FRANCE, INTRODUCED A NEW PROPOSAL THURSDAY TO SPEED-UP WORK ON THE TREATY AT A MEETING IN GENEVA OF THE 61-NATION CONFERENCE.
- TEXT: DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE TO TAKE UP FISSILE MATERIAL PLAN 20 May 1999 -- The United States, the United Kingdom and France introduced a new proposal at the May 20 plenary session of the Conference on Disarmament (CD) which is intended to break the impasse in the world's only multilateral disarmament body and allow it to resume negotiations on a fissile material cutoff treaty.
- SECRETARY-GENERAL ADDRESSES CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT 27 January 1999 Press Release DCF/355 -- Kofi Annan Calls on Conference To Embark on Negotiations For Treaty To Ban Production of Fissile Material for Nuclear Weapons
- SECRETARY-GENERAL URGES CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT TO EMBARK ON MEANINGFUL NEGOTIATIONS FOR A FISSILE MATERIAL TREATY 26 January 1999 -- Press Release SG/SM/6874 / DCF/354
- HOLUM CONFIDENT FISSILE MATERIAL TALKS WILL START SOON Wendy Lubetkin USIA 21 January 1999 -- John Holum, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs and Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA), says he is confident that negotiations
on a treaty to ban production of fissile materials for nuclear weapons will get under way soon at the Conference on Disarmament (CD).
- TEXT: HOLUM URGES CD TO PURSUE FISSILE MATERIAL CUTOFF TREATY USIA 21 January 1999 -- Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs John Holum says negotiating and completing the Fissile Material Cutoff Treaty (FMCT) "is the next practical step to be taken in multilateral arms control."
- NUCLEAR CUT OFF Voice of America 21 January 1999 -- THE UNITED STATES SAYS IT IS PUSHING FOR A HALT TO THE
PRODUCTION OF NUCLEAR BOMB-MAKING MATERIAL.
- AMB. GREY REMARKS AT CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT 08 September 1998 -- The United States believes the agreement on the management of plutonium announced by Presidents Clinton and Yeltsin in Moscow last week should add impetus to talks at the Conference on Disarmament (CD) aimed at halting the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons.
- CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT HEARS REPORTS OF ITS AD HOC COMMITTEES ON FISSILE MATERIAL AND NEGATIVE SECURITY ASSURANCES 3 September 1998 Press Release DCF/348
- OUTGOING PRESIDENT OF CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT REVIEWS PROGRESS MADE UNDER LEADERSHIP OF UKRAINE 13 August 1998 Press Release DCF/346 -- The outgoing President of the Conference on Disarmament, Mykola Maimeskul, said the new President would continue intensive consultations to name a chairman for the Ad Hoc Committee on negotiating a fissile material cut-off treaty.
- CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT DECIDES TO ESTABLISH AD HOC COMMITTEE TO NEGOTIATE A FISSILE MATERIAL CUT-OFF TREATY 12 August 1998 Press Release DCF/345
- FMCT and Israel SUMMARY OF EDITORIALS FROM THE HEBREW PRESS Government Press Office 12 August 1998 -- Ma'ariv, in its second editorial, deals with the discussion surrounding the possibility of Israel's joining a pact for the cessation of the production of nuclear materials.
- India agrees to negotiate on fissile material treaty The News International Pakistan 12 August 1998 - India will agree to negotiate an international ban on producing weapons-grade fissile material, a government spokesman said Tuesday, in a move that analysts said was aimed at easing US sanctions. "Yes. India is for setting up an ad-hoc committee for starting talks on a fissile material cut-off treaty (FMCT)," said the spokesman.
- TEXT: AMBASSADOR GREY AT CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT 11 August 1998 -- (Says U.S. welcomes CD move toward fissile material cutoff)
- TEXT: SCHUESSEL WELCOMES NEGOTIATIONS ON FISSILE MISSILE TREATY 11 August 1998 -- Wolfgang Schuessel, president-in-office of the Council of the European Union (EU), welcomed the Conference on Disarmament's decision to establish a committee to negotiate a treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons and other nuclear explosive devices.
- CD MOVES TOWARD NEGOTIATIONS ON FISSILE MATERIAL CUTOFF By Wendy Lubetkin USIA 11 August 1998 -- The Conference on Disarmament (CD) has decided by consensus to establish a committee to negotiate a Fissile Material Cutoff Treaty (FMCT) that would ban the future production of fissile material used to make nuclear bombs.
- PM NETANYAHU'S REMARKS REGARDING MEDIA REPORTS CONCERNING
ISRAEL'S NUCLEAR POLICY Prime Minister's Media Adviser 11 August 1998 --
In the wake of erroneous reports which appeared in the media this morning (Tuesday), the Prime Minister's Media Adviser wishes to clarify that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the following remarks.
- ISRAEL NUCLEAR Voice of America 11 August 1998 --
THE U-N DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE HAS LAUNCHED GLOBAL NEGOTIATIONS IN AN EFFORT TO STOP PRODUCTION OF MATERIALS THAT CAN BE USED IN NUCLEAR BOMBS, AFTER ISRAEL -- THE LAST HOLDOUT -- DROPED ITS OPPOSITION TO THE PLAN.
- NUCLEAR MATERIAL Voice of America 11 August 1998 -- THE UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT HAS LAUNCHED GLOBAL NEGOTIATIONS IN AN EFFORT TO STOP PRODUCTION OF FISSILE MATERIAL USED IN NUCLEAR BOMB-MAKING.
- Israel joins U.N. negotiations on nuclear material production By Gil Sedan Jewish Telegraphic Agency Aug. 11 -- Israel has agreed to join global negotiations aimed at banning the production of materials used to make nuclear weapons. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had been urged by President Clinton not to oppose the efforts of a U.N. panel in Geneva to launch the negotiations.
- DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE CLOSE TO CONSENSUS ON ESTABLISHING AD HOC COMMITTEE ON PROHIBITING PRODUCTION OF FISSILE MATERIAL, CHAIRMAN SAYS 6 August 1998 Press Release DCF/344
- Pakistan to back talks on FMCT The News 31 July 1998 - The moribund Conference on Disarmament was injected with a vital new lease of life on Thursday after Pakistan declared it would back talks on a treaty banning the output of fissile material for military ends.
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