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Group of Eight Nonproliferation Program to Deliver Aid to Kazakhstan

An international operation aimed at countering the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and related materials has agreed to deliver assistance to Kazakhstan, the country's Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday (see GSN, May 31, 2011).

The Group of Eight nations' Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction focuses on securing nuclear and radiological materials; biosecurity; engagement of weapons scientist to prevent diversion of expertise; and implementation of the antiproliferation U.N. Security Council Resolution 1540, Trend reported.

Kazakhstan possessed the world's fourth-largest nuclear arsenal after the fall of the Soviet Union but by 1995 had repatriated all atomic arms to Russia. The Central Asian country has cooperated with the United States for the last two decades in securing nuclear and radiological materials, according to earlier reports (see GSN, Oct. 12, 2011;Trend, Feb. 23).

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