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Agenda to reduce nuclear dangers

Highlights of the document adopted by the 187 parties to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty on Saturday:

An "unequivocal undertaking by the nuclear-weapon states to accomplish the total elimination of their nuclear arsenals leading to nuclear disarmament."

Increased transparency by the nuclear powers on reporting information about their nuclear arsenals.

Reducing "the operational status" of nuclear weapons.

Diminishing the role of nuclear weapons in national security policies to minimize the possibility of their use.

Permanently and irreversibly removing plutonium and uranium from nuclear warheads.

Negotiating within the next five years a treaty banning production of these fissile materials for weapons.

A moratorium on nuclear weapon test explosions pending the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

Deplores nuclear testing by India and Pakistan and urges both countries, despite the tests, to become parties to the treaty "as non-nuclear weapon states."

Reaffirms "the importance of Israel's accession to the NPT" and calls for its nuclear facilities to be placed under comprehensive International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards.

Reaffirms the right of NPT parties to peaceful nuclear technology and strengthens prohibitions against nuclear cooperation with nonparties.

_ ASSOCIATED PRESS

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