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Syrian Arab Republic

Syria participated in the TPNW negotiations in 2017, but did not cast a vote on the adoption of the Treaty. It has also never cast a vote on the annual UN General Assembly resolutions on the TPNW.

SIGNATURE
DEPOSIT WITH UNSG
ENTRY INTO FORCE
DECLARATION
TPNW Article 1(1) prohibitions: Compatibility in 2021
(a) Develop, produce, manufacture, acquire Compatible
Test Compatible
Possess or stockpile Compatible
(b) Transfer Compatible
(c) Receive transfer or control Compatible
(d) Use Compatible
Threaten to use Compatible
(e) Assist, encourage or induce Compatible
(f) Seek or receive assistance Compatible
(g) Allow stationing, installation, deployment Compatible
TPNW voting and participation
2021 UNGA resolution on TPNW Did not vote
2020 UNGA resolution on TPNW Did not vote
2019 UNGA resolution on TPNW Did not vote
2018 UNGA resolution on TPNW Did not vote
Participated in TPNW negotiations Yes
Share of women in TPNW negotiations 11%
Vote on adoption of treaty text Did not vote
Adoption of TPNW (7 July 2017) Did not vote
IAEA safeguards and fissile material
Safeguards Agreement Yes
TPNW Art 3(2) deadline N/A
Small Quantities Protocol No
Additional Protocol No
Fissile material production facilities No
Highly enriched uranium stocks About 1 kg
Plutonium stocks (mil/civ) No/No
Related treaties and regimes
Party to the BWC No (Signatory)
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the PTBT Yes
Ratified the CTBT No
Party to the NPT Yes
Party to a NWFZ No
Member of the CD Yes

Latest developments

Syria maintains policies and practices that are compliant with all of the prohibitions in Article 1 of the TPNW, and can therefore sign and ratify or accede to the Treaty without the need for a change in conduct.

Recommendations

  • Syria should urgently adhere to the TPNW.
  • Syria should conclude and bring into force an Additional Protocol with the IAEA. Syria should also sign and ratify the CTBT and ratify the BWC.

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