May 18, 2006

US to propose treaty on fissile material: diplomats

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday will
present a draft global treaty aimed at halting production of
nuclear bomb-making fissile material, diplomatic sources said.

Stephen Rademaker, Acting Assistant U.S. Secretary in the
bureau of international security and nonproliferation, will
outline the proposal in a speech to the United Nations-backed
Conference on Disarmament (CD), they added.

"The United States will present a complete draft fissile
material 'cut-off' treaty," a diplomatic source told Reuters
ahead of the session in Geneva. "It is the first time a member
state is doing so."