United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Ratification of Protocol 2 to the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty

State United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Treaty Protocol 2 to the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty
Action Type Ratification
Depositary The Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
Date 19 September 1997
Note

With the following statement:
 
"The Government of the United Kingdom believe that universal adherence to and compliance with international agreements 
seeking to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction are vital to the maintenance of world security.
 
" Re: Protocol 2, Article 1
 
" The Government of the United Kingdom will not be bound by their undertaking under Article 1 of Protocol 2:
 
 
"a) in the case of an invasion or any other attack on the United Kingdom, its dependent territories, its armed forces or other troops, 
its allies or a State towards which it has a security commitment, carried out or sustained by a party to the Treaty in association or alliance with a nuclear-weapon State;
or
 
"b) if any party to the Treaty is in material breach of its own non-proliferation obligations under the Treaty."

    Other Actions Signature on deposit with PIFS — 25 March 1996