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  • Affiliation : Director, Department for non-proliferation and arms control, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
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Statement by Head of the Russian Delegation Mikhail I. Uliyanov to the Third Preparatory Committee for the 2015 NPT Review Conference (Cluster 2: non-proliferation and IAEA safeguards)

An efficient nuclear non-proliferation regime plays a key role in maintaining the international peace and stability as well as moving towards a world free of nuclear weapons. The application of the IAEA safeguards pursuant to paragraph 1 of Article III of the NPT is an important element of ensuring non-proliferation regime. The sole purpose of safeguards is to verify whether states comply with the obligations they have assumed under the NPT. These safeguards are also an important prerequisite for promotion of international cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy as well as a tool for reinforcing trust among States.

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New York, May 1, 2014