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  LIbrary Treaties Non-Proliferation Treaty, Working Paper, May 13, 1999

Working paper submitted by Norway

NPT/CONF.2000/PC.III/6 13 May 1999

The following wording to be included in the Chairman's working paper:

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"The entire field of weapons usable fissile material needs to be addressed in a comprehensive manner in order to establish an international norm to define obligations and guide actions for states in dealing with weapons usable fissile material.

In addition to a treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons and other nuc1ear explosive devices, the following issues should be dealt with:

1. Establishing a parallel multilateral process regarding stockpiles related to excess weapons material and highly enriched uranium for non-explosive purposes.

2. Establishing a multilateral process regarding stockpiles related to military inventories through provisions for voluntary measures with a view to increased transparency and confidence-building."