Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | February 21, 2018

«La France doit prendre un rôle moteur dans le désarmement nucléaire»

In an exclusive interview with Le Monde, Lassina Zerbo, the Executive Secretary of the CTBTO, shares his thoughts on the current state of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty and the geopolitical context of DPRK’s nuclear testing.

The Executive Secretary sees the situation as a glass half full, even if the geopolitical context remains gloomy. States who have not yet ratified the CTBT, such as the US, still stand by the moratorium on testing. When asked about DPRK and how to deal with their hostility towards disarmament, he answered, “The most simple and achievable step in arms control for non-proliferation is the implementation of the CTBT and the future treaty on the prohibition of the production of fissile material [FMCT].”

Read the full article in French by Le Monde:

Lassina Zerbo, head of the CTBTO, stands next to a window that overlooks the downtown of Seoul as he pose for photographs during an interview with Reuters at a hotel in Seoul


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