Statement by Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control Stephen Rademaker to the 2005 Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

May 2, 2005

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty is a key legal barrier against the spread of nuclear weapons and material related to the production of such weapons. That we can meet today, thirty-five years after the Treaty entered into force, and not count twenty or more nuclear weapon states – as some predicted in the 1960s -- is a sign of the Treaty's success. NPT parties can be justly proud of the NPT's contribution to global security.