blog.indahnesia.com - Discover Indonesia Online

    
You are currently in > Just a blog about Indonesia > Indonesia ratifies nuclear test ban treaty


Indonesia ratifies nuclear test ban treaty JAKARTA - The Indonesian parliament on Tuesday ratified a treaty which will ban all nuclear explosions in all environments and for all purposes, officials said, making it the 156th country to do so.

House Deputy Speaker Priyo Budi Santoso, who chaired the plenary session, confirmed that Indonesia's House of Representatives ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). Support for the Treaty was unanimous across its nine parties.

"I am determined to ensure that Indonesia's decision today will create momentum to encourage others who are still holding out to do the right thing," said Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa. "The only right thing is to ratify the CTBT now, no more procrastination, no more delaying because it is right, it is proper and it makes a more secure world."

With the addition of Indonesia, a total of 182 countries have now signed the Treaty and 156 of them have also ratified it. Approval is still needed from the United States, China, India, Pakistan, Israel, Iran, North Korea and Egypt for the CTBT to take effect.

Tibor Tóth, head of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), congratulated Indonesian parliamentarians for bringing the CTBT "a significant step closer to becoming global law." "By this historic decision, the gap keeping the Treaty from entering into force has been narrowed down to eight countries," he said.

Hemly Fauzy, the Indonesian Parliament's coordinator for the CTBT ratification process, previously said that the Indonesian government will use its good relations in Asia and the Middle East to promote the Treaty at the highest political level. "We want our country to be at the vanguard of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation," Fauzy said.

Indonesia also hosts six seismic stations which are part of the CTBT's global alarm system monitoring the planet for any evidence of nuclear explosions. Seismic data from the network of facilities are also playing a growing role in providing warnings about tsunamis and can be used for other civil and scientific applications. After the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident in Japan in March, CTBT radionuclide monitors tracked fallout around the planet.

International leaders welcomed the ratification of the CTBT by the Indonesian government on Tuesday, including U.S. President Barack Obama who said the Treaty provides a 'strong example' of the positive leadership role Indonesia can play in the global effort to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons.

"The [CTBT] is a critical element of the international effort to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons and I urge all states to sign and ratify the agreement so that it can be brought into force at the earliest possible date," Obama said. "The United States remains fully committed to pursuing ratification of the Test Ban Treaty and will continue to engage members of the Senate on the importance of this Treaty to U.S. security. America must lead the global effort to prevent proliferation, and adoption and early entry into force of the CTBT is a vital part of that effort."

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Indonesia's ratification reinforces the international norm against nuclear explosive testing and sends an 'encouraging message' to the global effort to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. "The United States calls on all governments to declare or reaffirm their commitment not to conduct explosive nuclear tests, and we urge all states that have not yet ratified the treaty to join us in this effort," she said.

In the United Kingdom, which signed the Treaty in 1996 and ratified it in 1998, Foreign Secretary William Hague also welcomed the ratification. "This is a significant step towards the Treaty's entry into force and to a global ban on nuclear weapon test explosions," he said. "I now call on the remaining eight states that need to ratify the treaty for it to enter into force to do so. I hope the Indonesian example of a change of direction in policy on the CTBT after 15 years will send a positive signal to them."

Hague added: "Putting in place a legally binding ban on nuclear test explosions is one of the Government's key disarmament and non-proliferation priorities: the UK was among the first to sign and ratify, and we contribute world-leading expertise to help build up the Treaty's verification regime. The Treaty's Entry into Force will strengthen our own national security and will strengthen global security - we will all be safer with this Treaty than without it."

At the United Nations in New York, a spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he also welcomes the Indonesian ratification. "The Secretary-General encourages all States that have not yet done so to sign and ratify the Treaty and is counting upon the engaged leadership of the remaining eight States whose ratification is required for the Treaty's entry into force," the spokesman said.


Related blog entries (category 'General') Related blog entries (category 'General'):
07 December 2011 · Suspected rebels kill police officer in Indonesia's Papua
30 November 2011 · Police to monitor activities related to OPM anniversary
30 November 2011 · Indonesian officials call for laws to slow population growth
17 November 2011 · Adhi Karya to build 100-floor tower in Jakarta
14 November 2011 · High security around 19th ASEAN summit
10 November 2011 · Thousands of Telkomsel workers go on strike in Indonesia

Related blog entries (category 'General') Tags: nuclear, test, ban, treaty, ratification


Posted in General @ 06 December 2011 21:06 CET by Blog Bot · 'Blog' RSS feed · permalink






There are no reactions on this blog entry yet. Be the first one to give a reaction here!


Log in to write a reaction

You are not logged in to the website. You have to be logged in to write a reaction on this blog entry.

· If you already have an account, please login.
· If you have lost your password, please retrieve it.
· If you don't have an account yet, you can create one.

    
 ABOUT THIS ENTRY
Add this blog entry to your email, your own blog, MySpace, Facebook, or whatsoever via AddThis:
Bookmark and Share

e-mail updates for this blog article

Login if you want to receive emails for reactions on this blog entry. You will receive an update as soon as a reaction on this blog entry is posted.

Your website for tickets in Indonesia!
Looking for e-tickets for flights in Indonesia? Here's your solution! Order your e-tickets at ticketindonesia.info.
 FOLLOW US ON TWITTER
 BLOG ARCHIVE
· 2015, 28 entries
· 2014, 591 entries
· 2013, 750 entries
· 2012, 1061 entries
· 2011, 792 entries
· 2010, 644 entries
· 2009, 916 entries
· 2008, 504 entries
· 2007, 725 entries
· 2006, 1014 entries
· 2005, 723 entries
· 2004, 558 entries
· 2003, 525 entries
· 2002, 375 entries
· 2001, 162 entries
 POPULAR TAGS
· gigolo
· jakarta
· blogger
Automatically generated every hour
 BLOG CATEGORIES
· General (1205 entries)
· Economy (643 entries)
· Politics (574 entries)
· Accidents (561 entries)
· Terrorism (541 entries)
· Earthquake (539 entries)
· Volcanoes (387 entries)
· Crime (357 entries)
· Corruption (349 entries)
· Flooding (278 entries)
· Elections (276 entries)
· Travel (268 entries)
· Bird Flu (254 entries)
· Religion (242 entries)
· Tourism (239 entries)
· Oddly enough ... (219 entries)
· Violence (198 entries)
· Drugs (196 entries)
· Health (192 entries)
· Aceh conflict (191 entries)
· Environment (185 entries)
· Weather (171 entries)
· Military (168 entries)
· Protests (157 entries)
· Culture (106 entries)
· Garuda Indonesia (91 entries)
· C. Sulawesi conflict (86 entries)
· Human rights (82 entries)
· Forest fires (78 entries)
· Sidoarjo mudflow (71 entries)
· Power supply (64 entries)
· Ramadan (63 entries)
· PT Freeport (55 entries)
· Picture guess (48 entries)
· Maluku conflict (47 entries)
· History (37 entries)
· Dengue Fever (37 entries)
· Infrastructure (36 entries)
· Polio (35 entries)
· Mexican flu (35 entries)
· Website (25 entries)
· Media (22 entries)
· Nuclear power (21 entries)
· Sports (20 entries)
· Sexy (16 entries)
· SARS (15 entries)
· Nightlife (10 entries)
· Others (5 entries)
· Lippo Cikarang (5 entries)
· Close smallest categories
 EXCHANGE RATES
EUR-IDR: 16,590 · 16,620  The Rupiah rate declined since yesterday
@ 17 May 2018 18:12 CET
JPY-IDR: 126.83 · 126.95  The Rupiah rate improved since yesterday
@ 17 May 2018 21:58 CET
MYR-IDR: 3,545 · 3,549  The Rupiah rate declined since yesterday
@ 15 May 2018 08:42 CET
SGD-IDR: 10,479 · 10,501  The Rupiah rate declined since yesterday
@ 07 May 2018 07:48 CET
THB-IDR: 439.14 · 439.41  The Rupiah rate declined since yesterday
@ 16 May 2018 09:18 CET
USD-IDR: 14,097 · 14,157  The Rupiah rate declined since yesterday
@ 17 May 2018 00:46 CET
Go to 'exchange rates' 
 MOST RECENT REACTIONS
·  At 14 July 2020 08:32 newnight reacted on Three more bodies of AirAsia victims to Surabaya hospital
·  At 20 September 2018 06:54 erik12 reacted on Fuel prices lowered, again
·  At 19 October 2015 17:17 imambudianto5 reacted on Bank Indonesia maintains benchmark interest rate at 7.75%
·  At 04 March 2015 19:18 merdekaSah reacted on Alleged terrorists shot dead three villagers in Poso
·  At 04 March 2015 13:11 Yogya-Bali reacted on Alleged terrorists shot dead three villagers in Poso
·  At 26 February 2015 13:02 Irena reacted on Sexy, a young woman with candy
·  At 08 May 2014 09:51 jstar reacted on No alcohol should be sold in warung
·  At 01 May 2014 10:07 jstar reacted on Indonesia to be among the top 10 peacekeeping contributors
·  At 27 March 2014 05:50 harlys reacted on PPP leader voices concern over Islamic parties' future
·  At 10 March 2014 06:11 Yogya-Bali reacted on Sriwijaya Air leaves behind 200 passengers at airport
·  At 09 March 2014 00:11 Yerun reacted on Sriwijaya Air leaves behind 200 passengers at airport
·  At 08 March 2014 20:33 nicknick reacted on Sriwijaya Air leaves behind 200 passengers at airport
·  At 18 February 2014 04:17 Yerun reacted on Ash from Mount Kelud eruption spreads over all of Java
·  At 16 February 2014 05:41 Amed East Bali reacted on Ash from Mount Kelud eruption spreads over all of Java
·  At 14 February 2014 22:27 Anne Mieke reacted on Asylum seekers in Medan wish to be sent to Australia
·  At 14 February 2014 22:22 beritaislam reacted on Asylum seekers in Medan wish to be sent to Australia
·  At 16 January 2014 15:37 Anne Mieke reacted on Landslides cut off Tomohon-Manado road
·  At 16 January 2014 15:21 Yerun reacted on Landslides cut off Tomohon-Manado road
·  At 16 January 2014 15:05 Anne Mieke reacted on Landslides cut off Tomohon-Manado road
·  At 16 January 2014 14:48 Yerun reacted on Landslides cut off Tomohon-Manado road
Go to 'forum topics' 

Created by indahnesia.com · feedback & contact · © 2000-2020
Other websites by indahnesia.com: ticketindonesia.info · kamus-online.com · indonesiepagina.nl · suvono.nl

Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional 136,967,860 pageviews Discover Indonesia Online at indahnesia.com