Nonproliferation Treaty

An agreement made in 1968 to discourage the spread of nuclear weapons. It has been ratified by ninety-two countries, but not by all countries with the potential to develop nuclear weapons. Neither India nor Pakistan, each of which subsequently developed nuclear weapons, ratified it.

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Related Words for nonproliferation treaty

cease-fire, accord, concord, entente