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Promise to Baker: Tadjikistan Will Curb Exports of Uranium


President Rakhmon Nabiyev agreed to adopt an American-designed program to restrict the sale of weapons components, and promised not to sell uranium to countries who could use it for bomb-building purposes. Tadjikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are rich in uranium ore and have all been visited by high-ranking Iranian and Libyan delegations. A team of American arms control experts will visit Tadjikistan to give advice in setting up a system of controls to prevent the unauthorized export of nuclear-weapons technology.

Abstract Number:  19920250
Headline:  Promise to Baker: Tadjikistan Will Curb Exports of Uranium
Date:  14 February 1992
Bibliography:  International Herald Tribune,  p. 1

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This article is part of a collection examining reported incidents of nuclear or radioactive materials trafficking in or originating from the Newly Independent States.