Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty
An international treaty created in 1968 that requires its members not to make new nuclear weapons, not to assist other nations in making nuclear weapons, and to get rid of their own nuclear weapons, while still being allowed to develop and use nuclear fuel for power generation.

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