G-8 Statement on WMDs (Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources)
"The G-8 Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction"
By: Group of Eight (G-8) industrialized nations
Date: June 27, 2002
Source: Available from the U.S. State Department at <<a href="http://www.state.gov/e/eb/rls/othr/11514.htm" target="_blank">http://www.state.gov/e/eb/rls/othr/11514.htm>.
About the Author: The Group of Eight, or G-8, began as the Group of Seven in 1975, when the leaders of the world's largest industrial democraciesanada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United Statesegan meeting annually to discuss major political and economic issues. It became the G-8 when Russia joined the discussions in 1997, after having participated informally since 1994.
When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, its former republics faced a monumental problem: what to do with the Soviet nuclear arms stockpile amassed during the Cold War, along with facilities for producing such weapons, enriching uranium, and storing nuclear materials. Many of these weapons and facilities were located in several...
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