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The prohibition on development, production, manufacturing, and other acquisition

The nine nuclear-armed states continued to engage in conduct in 2022 that was not compatible with the TPNW’s prohibition on developing, producing, manufacturing, or otherwise acquiring nuclear weapons. Two further states not party—Iran and Saudi Arabia—were again recorded as states of concern.

Ban Monitor 2022 China development
A woman takes a selfie in front of a DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missile on display at an exhibition in Beijing entitled ´Forging Ahead in the New Era´, ahead of the 20th Communist Party Congress meeting in Beijing on 12 October 2022. Photo: Noel Celis, AFP/NTB
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