Uranium Enrichment and the NPT: Preventing the Next Iran

Harvey, Cole J.
May 2010
World Politics Review (19446284);5/10/2010, p2
The article addresses the problem with uranium enrichment and the issues discussed during the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference. Although uranium enrichment is important for the civilian nuclear power sector, it can also be utilized in order to manufacture missile material for nuclear weapons. Reportedly, a number of countries have recommended different multilateral techniques to uranium enrichment. According the author, the international community should make a diplomatic attempt to manage the nuclear problem.


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