Treaties Last updated: July, 2013
Treaty on the Prohibition of the Emplacement of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction on the Seabed and Ocean Floor and in the Subsoil Thereof (Seabed Treaty)
The treaty prevents placement of NBC weapons on the seabed and ocean floor to eliminate the possibility of an underwater arms race and promote the peaceful exploration of water bodies.
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Get the Facts on Venezuela
- Signed a cooperation agreement with Russia in 2008 promoting the development of its civilian nuclear infrastructure
- State party to the BTWC and CWC, and no indication of chemical or biological weapons development
- Has a pending contract for Russian S-300 surface-to-air missile batteries