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NPT review conference delayed by Egypt call on nuke powers to account

[JURIST] Efforts by delegates from 188 countries attending the UN's 2005 Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty Review Conference [official website] to agree on a final agenda were foiled Friday by Egypt's last-minute call for the meeting to include a review of how well nuclear powers have met commitments set in 2000 to move towards the treaty aim of achieving nuclear disarmament. The conference, which began Monday [JURIST report], began shakily as tensions mounted between the US and Iran over agenda issues [JURIST report]. Egyptians delegates Friday expressed concern that the US had not taken disarmament steps, as demonstrated by its rejection of the nuclear test-ban treaty [PDF text], a concern echoed by other non-nuclear states. AP has more.

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