UN CONFERENCE ON NON-PROLIFERATION

Kofi Annan warns of the possibility of a new arms race when theu US would go ahead with its plans for a missile defence shield.

In his opening speech for the U.N. conference on the 1968 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, Secretary-General Kofi Annan warned of the possibility of a new arms race when theu US would go ahead with its plans for a missile defence shield. The one-month conference will review the progress made under the 1968 Nonproliferation treaty.

The US denies that it is threatening the ABM treaty with these plans for a new antimissile defense system.

 

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