Bosnia-Herzegovina ratifies global treaty banning nuclear test explosions
Released : Tuesday, November 07, 2006 9:14 AM
VIENNA, Austria-Bosnia-Herzegovina has ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear
Test Ban Treaty, bringing to 136 the number of nations that have done so,
the Vienna-based organization that administers the accord said Tuesday.
Bosnia formally notified the United Nations of its endorsement on Oct. 26,
bringing the number of ratifying states in Eastern Europe to 21, the
Vienna-based Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization said in a
The treaty, which bans all nuclear explosions, will not enter into force
until it has been ratified by all 44 states, listed in an annex, that
participated in a 1996 disarmament conference and have nuclear power or
Only 34 of the 44 countries have ratified the pact, the CTBT said.
The holdouts include the United States, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and