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The prohibition on receiving transfer or control

Only one state not party—the United Kingdom—engaged in conduct in 2022 that was not compatible with the TPNW’s prohibition on receiving the transfer of or control over nuclear weapons. As discussed in the section above, the United Kingdom leases Trident missiles and imports other key nuclear components from the United States.

Ban Monitor 2022 Coulport FABB camp 13 June 2022
During a vigil for nuclear disarmament on 13 June 2022, protesters from ‘Greenham Women are Everywhere’ staged a ‘die-in’ in front of the main gate of the Royal Naval Armaments Depot Coulport in Argyll, Scotland, where the United Kingdom’s nuclear warheads for the Trident missiles are stored. Photo: Angie Zelter/Trident Ploughshares
Receiving transfer