UN Security Council: Non-proliferation - Chaired by US President Donald Trump

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Published on 26 Sep 2018, 16:47
UN Security Council meets on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

The Security Council will hold a summit-level meeting on countering the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), chaired by US President Donald Trump.

The US, this month’s Council president, initiated the meeting to discuss ways the Council can better enforce its resolutions on non-proliferation and counter the spread and use of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).

US Ambassador Nikki Haley first announced the US decision to hold this meeting when she briefed the press on 4 September. Haley said that the meeting would address what she called Iran’s violations of international law and its efforts to undermine stability in the Middle East. Several days later, however, the White House indicated that the meeting would focus more broadly on non-proliferation issues.

Last week, the US circulated a concept note which provided more details on the meeting. The note invites Council members to address the following issues:

• ways to better enforce existing sanctions and international obligations and norms on threats posed by WMDs;
• ways to increase the cost for regimes and non-state actors who violate international norms and obligations;
• ways to improve capacities of countries to implement their obligations under WMD-related resolutions; and
• actions member states should take to address the illicit supply of nuclear, chemical, biological and ballistic missile-related technology to dangerous actors.

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