January, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) announces
the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. In February, the IAEA
Board refers the North Korea
nuclear file to the UN Security Council.
March, IAEA Director General ElBaradei reports that the US government
has advised him to remove
IAEA inspectors from Baghdad and that similar advice was given to
June, the IAEA
Board discloses that Iran in the past failed to report certain
nuclear material and activities as required under the NPT, and in
November the Board adopts a resolution condemning
Iran’s pursuit of secret nuclear activities. In December, Iran
signs the additional
protocol to its IAEA
safeguards agreement that would allow broader
inspections once in force.
- Libya announces
dismantlement of its WMD programmes, and openness to IAEA inspections.
- The USA launches the Proliferation
Security Initiative, which other States are open to join.
commemorate the 50th anniversary of the “atoms
for peace” proposal that led to the