Second quarter of 2000
steps in nuclear openness
The UK Ministry of Defense published the following
press release signalling in particular the release of a report on a
historical review on the UK plutonium production.
14 April 2000
Ministry of Defence has taken another step in nuclear openness today
with the publication of two reports. The first report is on an historical
review of UK plutonium production and the second is on arms control
Strategic Defence Review (SDR) set unprecedented levels of transparency
across nuclear issues and committed the MOD to further steps in the
future. Today's publications are the latest examples of implementation
of the SDR.
plutonium production review reveals a very creditable level of accuracy
across the fifty years of UK nuclear weapons programme and matches comparable
work by the US.
Arms Control Verification study demonstrates our commitment to work
constructively in support of our goal of the global elimination of nuclear
weapons. This is an important first step and there is much work still
to be done which we will be pursuing.
NOTES TO EDITORS
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