The entry into force of the Comprehensive nuclear Test Ban Treaty remains our first priority
Mr François Hollande, President of the French Republic, pronounced in Istres, on 19th February 2015, a speech concerning the French policy on nuclear deterrence, dismantling and fight against proliferation.
He particularly underlined the involvement of France to the CTBT, the Comprehensive nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
« […]France’s diplomatic tool and foreign policy remain fully mobilized to support disarmament, particularly in the run-up to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference in a few weeks. Our first priority in that framework remains the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) as soon as possible. I say that all the more easily because France has shown that the complete and irreversible abandoning of nuclear tests is compatible with maintaining a credible deterrent. That message needs to be shared with all our partners. […] »
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