Nazarbayev warns against nuke proliferation

November 25, 2011

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has urged countries that de facto possess nuclear weapons to assume responsibility for non-proliferation of such weapons.

Speaking at the opening of the International Forum for A Nuclear-Free World in Astana on Wednesday, President Nazarbayev said that in the absence of efficient control over nuclear arms races in South Asia and the Middle East, countries should take responsibility for preventing nuclear technology from landing in the hands of international terrorists.

The Astana forum is timed for the 20th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site in the east of Kazakhstan.

Resourse: Interfax