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  • “Mubarak initiative” expands the scope of the nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East to include all WMD

    Row 22
  • UN Secretary-General issues a study on “Effective and verifiable measures which would facilitate the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East”

    SecGen Report
  • UN Security Council resolution 687 calls for a nuclear-weapon-free zone and a zone free of all WMD

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  • President George H.W. Bush unveils his Middle East arms control initiative

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  • Egypt puts forth additional proposals for progress on the ME WMDFZ

    Row 27
  • IAEA Resolution on the “Application of IAEA Safeguards in the Middle East” is adopted by consensus

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    P5 express their support for a ME WMDFZ

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    1992-1995 The Arms Control and Regional Security working group (ACRS)

  • UN Secretary-General decides not to take any action on the ME NWFZ in light of the ongoing peace process

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  • IAEA issues a report on the “Application of Safeguards in the Middle East” identifying categories of obligations for a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East

    Row 46
  • IAEA General Conference agrees not to put the resolution on “Israeli Nuclear Capabilities and Threat” to a vote

  • Shimon Peres calls on Israel’s Arab neighbours to establish “a broad arms control dialogue”

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    IAEA holds a workshop on Modalities for the Application of Safeguards in a future nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East

  • UN Secretary-General’s report concludes that prospects for establishing a Middle East nuclear-weapon-free zone have become more promising due to the ongoing peace talks

    Row 51
  • League of Arab States establishes a technical committee to draft a ME WMDFZ treaty

  • 1995 NPT Review and Extension conference adopts the “Resolution on the Middle East”

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    Barcelona Process adopts a statement calling on states in the Middle East to pursue a WMDFZ

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  • Israel outlines its approach to regional security, arms control, and disarmament at the Conference on Disarmament

  • UN Disarmament Commission recommends guidelines for the establishment of nuclear-weapon-free zones