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Pakistan Qualifies Involvement In Nonproliferation Scheme

A Pakistani-developed, nuclear-capable missile on parade in 2005 (epa) June 10, 2007 -- Pakistan says it will join an international initiative aimed at keeping nuclear materials out of the hands of terrorists, but that the country's military nuclear program and facilities will not be covered.

In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said Pakistan's participation in the joint U.S.-Russian initiative will only apply to civilian "facilities and activities."

It said Pakistan's nuclear-security and export-control measures meet all the latest international standards.


Who's Got The Bomb?

Who's Got The Bomb?


country warheads (est.) date of first test

United States 10,500 1945

Russia 18,000 1949

United Kingdom 200 1952

France 350 1960

China 400 1964

India 60-90 1974

Pakistan 28-48 1998

North Korea 0-18 2006


Israel is widely believed to possess nuclear weapons, but it has not declared itself a nuclear-armed country.

South Africa constructed six uranium bombs but voluntarily dismantled them.

Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine all gave up the nuclear weapons that were on their territory when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.