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Putin was the first signatory to the Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism

September 14 2005
18:45

Vladimir Putin has signed the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism. He was the first among the leaders of the 63-country is a signatory.

The UN General Assembly adopted the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism on 13 April. It was the first treaty adopted at the UN on the initiative of Russia. The draft convention was introduced by Moscow in 1997.
The signing ceremony took place in the first floor lobby of UN headquarters.

Following Putin for a pen to sign the stretched U.S. President George W. Bush. Then the document was signed by representatives from France, Canada, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Italy, Brazil, Britain, China, Turkey and other countries.

Provisions of the Convention provide antiterrorist protection of both civilian and military nuclear aimed at preventing terrorist attacks using improvised nuclear devices, according to RIA Novosti.

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