Pakistan reaffirms opposition to production of fissile material
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has reaffirmed its opposition to a treaty banning production of fissile material used as fuel for nuclear weapons.
Speaking during a United Nations panel’s informal meeting, Pakistani delegate Yasar Ammar said such a move would have an adverse impact on strategic stability in South Asia.
He emphasized that a universally acceptable Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty (FMCT) would have to avoid discrimination between the different nuclear weapon possessing states.
The FMCT is an international treaty to prohibit the further production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other explosive devices.