The Principles of Conduct

Appendix To Principle 5: Nonproliferation And Safeguards

Examples of actions and events that would constitute serious concerns about compliance with the global nonproliferation regime:

  • A.1 – A State issues a withdrawal notification from the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons or has unilaterally terminated or suspended the implementation of a safeguards agreement with the IAEA;
  • A.2 – The IAEA finds with respect to a State‚Äôs activities, that the IAEA is no longer able, because of the obstruction by or lack of transparency and cooperation from a State, to fully implement the IAEA Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement or the IAEA Additional Protocol, or verify that there has been no diversion of nuclear material required to be safeguarded;
  • A.3 – A State is found by the IAEA to be in non-compliance with its safeguards agreement(s) under Article XII.C of the IAEA Statute; and
  • A.4 – A State proceeds with the test of a nuclear explosive device.

Upon being informed by the Vendor State or becoming directly aware of any such case the Vendor will consult and act in accordance with instructions from the appropriate authorities of the Vendor State. Vendor State responses may include, among others, those indicated in UN Security Council Resolution 1887, in the Final Document of the 2010 NPT Review Conference, and consistent with Article XII.C of the IAEA Statute.