US Welcomes Indonesia’s Ratification of Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty


U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton today said the

United States welcomes Indonesia’s ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT).

“We thank President Yudhoyono and the Government of Indonesia for their leadership in this global effort to reinforce the nuclear nonproliferation regime.” -Ms. Clinton

She noted that the Ratification by Indonesia reinforces the international norm against nuclear explosive testing and sends an encouraging message to the global effort to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons.

She sttressed that the United States, which has observed a moratorium on nuclear explosive testing since 1992, is committed to the ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty and to its early entry into force.

SecretaryGeneral Ban Ki-moon (centre left) and his wife, Yoo Soon-taek (left), meet with Agustin Teras Narang (centre right), Governor of Indonesia’s Central Kalimantan province, and Mr. Narang’s wife, in Palangkaraya. UN Photo/Mark Garten

“We will continue to work closely with all members of the United States Senate to help achieve advice and consent to this important international agreement.” -Ms. Clinton

She emphaiszed that the United States calls on all governments to declare or reaffirm their commitment not to conduct explosive nuclear tests.

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