The purpose of the NPT Review,
every five years, is to reaffirm the signatories' commitments to the
three purposes: disarmament, nonproliferation, and peaceful use of
Countries without nuclear
signed the NPT, such as Iran, were promised full support in developing
nuclear technologies in exchange for renouncing nuclear weapons. The
nuclear powers that signed the NPT agreed to get rid of their nuclear
On March 28, 2005, Former President Jimmy Carter, wrote for the Washington Post, "While claiming to be protecting the world from proliferation threats in Iraq, Libya, Iran and North Korea, American leaders not only have abandoned existing treaty restraints but also have asserted plans to test and develop new weapons."
On May 5, 2005, Kennedy-era Defense
Secretary Robert McNamara said, "I would characterize current U.S.
weapons policy as immoral, illegal, militarily unnecessary and