The CNPC fears that North Korea won’t be able to continue payments, and with increasing pressure on Pyongyang for its nuclear programme, “it’s no longer worth the risks”.
India already possesses a sufficient arsenal of fission weapons. Signing the CTBT now would lead to diplomatic gains and strengthen its case for NSG membership.
One of the riders in the draft is that membership for non-NPT signatory countries will be contingent on “commitment not to conduct a nuclear test”.
In the summer of 1946, the US government detonated the first of many atomic bomb tests in the Marshall Islands. Seventy years of radiation exposure later, residents are still fighting for justice.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised a successful test of a new engine for an intercontinental ballistic missile, state media said on April 9.
“There took place a world startling event to be specially recorded in the national history spanning 5 000 years in the exciting period.”