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Letter to editor

William C. Potter

The outcome of the 2015 NPT Review Conference adjourned on May 22 in New York came to me as no surprise; nor did the fact that consensus broke down over the Middle East. The initial Arab League Document, pushed through by Egypt, was a very poor starting point for negotiations, and was not welcomed even by a number of Arab League states. Although the United States, the UK, and Canada took the floor to express their inability to support the draft Final Document circulated at a very late date by the Conference president, in fact her draft enjoyed only lukewarm support by most delegations — especially on the disarmament language — and many delegations appeared actually relieved by the conference outcome.

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Security Index (Global Edition), No. 1 (110), Volume 21, Summer 2015

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