Uzbekistan does not have a domestic nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons program and is party to relevant international treaties.
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Region Former Soviet Union
$11 billion Estimated cost of proposed, Russian-supplied nuclear power plant
63 Kilograms of highly enriched uranium returned from Uzbekistan to Russia in 2006
7th Uzbekistan’s rank in uranium oxide production globally
- Possesses two operational nuclear research reactors from the Soviet era which have been converted to run on Low-Enriched Uranium (LEU)
- Has been a major uranium supplier since the Soviet era and continues to mine and export uranium globally
- Joined and originally proposed the Central Asian Nuclear Weapon Free Zone (CANWFZ)
- Inherited numerous biological weapons facilities from the Soviet era, including the Aralsk-7, located on Vozrozhdeniya Island in the Aral Sea
- Despite efforts under the Comprehensive Threat Reduction program (CTR) there remain serious concerns over the safety of the remaining biological agents in these facilities
- No known ballistic missile program, but possesses the industrial and technological capability to produce components
- Party to the Hague Code of Conduct Against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCOC) and the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treat (INF)
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