Indonesia proposes nuclear submarine program regulation for the sake of humanity

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KRI Alugoro-405. (IO/Rayi Gigih)

Jakarta, IO – Foreign Ministry’s multilateral cooperation director general Tri Tharyat said Indonesia would propose setting up a nuclear-powered submarine program regulation in the UN forum to build awareness of the risks it poses.

“The main purpose of this proposal is to fill the gaps in international law regarding nuclear-powered submarines, build awareness of the potential risks, as well as efforts to save humanity,” said Tri Tharyat as reported by Antara on Monday (1/8).

According to Tri, this proposal entitled Nuclear Naval Propulsion will be presented at the 10th Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT RevCon) to be held from August 1-26 in New York.

NPT RevCon is a conference held every five years since 1975 to review the implementation of the treaty limiting the possession of nuclear weapons.