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Hiroshima for Global Peace

Hiroshima Report 20182. France (Nuclear-Weapon State)

Points / Full Points (%)

Nuclear Disarmament

23/101 (22.8%)

France has announced its maximum number of nuclear warheads as 300, and has reduced its overall nuclear forces. It has also converted fissile material excess for military purpose to civilian purposes, which has been placed under the international safeguards. It voted against most of the UNGA Resolutions regarding nuclear disarmament, and showed a negative attitude to the issues on humanitarian dimensions, as well as legal prohibition of nuclear weapons, in particular. It neither participated in the negotiation conference of the TPNW, nor signed the treaty. There was little progress in diminishing the role of nuclear weapons. Meanwhile, France has engaged in promoting the CTBT’s entry into force, and developing its verification systems.

Nuclear Non-Proliferation

40/47 (85.1%)

France acceded to the IAEA Additional Protocol, with the provision for complementary access visits. All of its civilian nuclear material converted by the EURATOM Treaty is subject to its safeguards. France has engaged in nuclear non-proliferation proactively, including contributions to the IAEA safeguards systems, and the establishment and implementation of its export control systems.

Nuclear Security

26/41 (63.4%)

France ratified all relevant treaties and is involved in the prevention of illicit transfers and cooperation in nuclear forensics. France continues to implement the recommendation measures of INFCIRC/225/Rev.5, such as legislation development, transport safety and strengthening of physical protection of nuclear material.

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