||President Obama states in a speech in Prague, Czech Republic, that he is
seeking “a world without nuclear weapons”
North Korea launches a long-range ballistic missile it claims is designed to carry a “man-made satellite”
||The UN Security Council adopts a Security Council President’s Statement criticizing the missile launch by North Korea.
||North Korea announces withdrawal from the 6-Party Talks and recommences nuclear development.
||North Korea begins the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel rods.
||North Korea conducts its second nuclear test.
||The UN Security Council adopts a draft resolution for additional sanctions against North Korea after it conducts its second nuclear test.
||TheNorth Korea announces the commencement of uranium enrichment and the“weaponization” of all plutonium stockpiles.
||The Presidents of the United States and Russia sign a Joint Understanding
as a successor agreement to the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty 1 (START
1), committing to the reduction of strategic warheads to a range of 1,500
‐ 1,675， and of delivery vehicles used for missiles and other nuclear warheads
to a range of 500 ‐ 1,100， within seven years after issuance of the agreement.
||North Korea announces the success of a uranium enrichment experiment.
||The UN Security Council adopts a draft resolution calling for a “world
without nuclear weapons”, proposed by the United States, with President
Obama serving as Council President, at a special summit meeting.
||Iran’s second uranium enrichment facility is discovered.
||At the United Nations Disarmament Commission, the United States government representative announces that by 2012, they will halve the number of their nuclear weapons compared with 2001.
||The First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly adopts a resolution
praising a resolution submitted by Japan to abolish nuclear weapons. The
number of countries in agreement or jointly proposing the resolution is
the largest ever.
||North Korea announces the completion of the reprocessing of approximately 8,000 spent nuclear fuel rods and the extraction of plutonium.
||It is discovered that the United States plans to conduct 3 sub-critical nuclear tests by September 2010.
||The Iranian government unveils plans to construct ten new uranium enrichment facilities.