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The French Republic is concerned as regard at the efforts built up by the international community in order to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons that are able to destroy the global order. In fact, in 1998 the French Republic has ratified the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) that bans each nuclear explosion on Earth whether for military or peaceful purposes.
Even if the Treaty is not still entered in force, because of eight countries that have not ratified it yet, the French Republic has already showed the efforts done in order to promote the treaty: substantials voluntary contributions has been made in support of the CTBTO’s work in areas such as training, verification regime enhancement and technical assistance to third countries in the framework of the EU Joint Action. Both the 2012 EU Joint Action and the preceding one in 2010 amounted to over € 5 million. Moreover, in 1992 the French Republic signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and hardly supports the work of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) . The French Republic has always been clear on its nuclear military equipment, which existence and safety are known among the global comm...

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