Thursday, June 3, 2010

Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)

Map of the Members States of the Nuclear Suppl...Gray are the members
Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is a multinational body concerned with reducing nuclear proliferationnuclear weapon by controlling the export and re-transfer of materials that may be applicable to development and by improving safeguards and protection on existing materials.

The test demonstrated that certain non-weapons specific nuclear technology could be readily turned to weapons development. 
Nations already signatories of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) saw the need to further limit the export of nuclear equipment, materials or technology. 
Another benefit was that non-NPT and non-Zangger Committee nations, then specifically France, could be brought in.

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