Tonga: Succession to Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)

State Tonga
Treaty Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)
Action Type Succession
Depositary Government of the United States of America
Date 15 July 1971
The Tonga High Commission in London transmitted to the American Ambassador by note dated July 7, 1971, a note dated June 22, 1971, from the Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Tonga stating as follows:
“The Government of Tonga has examined the Treaty. . . and declares that it considers itself bound by virtue of the signature of the United Kingdom and pursuant to customary internatonal law.  I would therefore request you to consider listing Tonga as a party to this instrument.”
Other Actions Succession on deposit with London — 7 July 1971
Succession on deposit with Moscow — 24 August 1971