No UN deal on proposals for nuclear treaty review

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Associated Press

Posted on May 9, 2014 at 10:36 PM

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The final preparatory U.N. conference for next year's review of the landmark 1970 agreement aimed at stopping the spread of nuclear weapons has ended without agreement on final recommendations.

Peruvian Ambassador Enrique Roman-Morey blamed a lack of time for negotiations — not a lack of political will.

But he told a news conference after the two-week conference ended Friday that the pace of disarmament by the nuclear weapon states "is a problem" and the establishment of a nuclear-weapons-free-zone in the Middle East "is also a very big issue."

Roman-Morey said there were not many problems on the issues of nuclear security and peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

He said he will present the proposed recommendations to the 2015 review of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty in his own name as chair.

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