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The prohibition on receiving transfer or control

As discussed in the previous section, one state not party — the United Kingdom — leases Trident missiles and imports other key nuclear components from the United States, which is not compatible with the TPNW’s prohibition on receiving the transfer of nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices.

A UK Weapons Engineer Officer's hand on a tactical trigger for the launching of Trident ballistic missiles.
A UK Weapons Engineer Officer's hand on a tactical trigger for the launching of Trident ballistic missiles. Photo: Simmo Simpson, Crown copyright
Compliance and compatibility with the TPNW's prohibition on receiving transfer or control of nuclear weapons
Compliance and compatibility with the TPNW's prohibition on receiving transfer or control of nuclear weapons
ARTICLE 1(1)(c) - INTERPRETATION