Aukus nuclear submarine deal loophole prompts proliferation fears

The scheme allowing nuclear materials in Australian submarines worries experts about the precedent of safeguard removal

The Aukus scheme announced on Monday in San Diego represents the first time a loophole in the 1968 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) has been used to transfer fissile material and nuclear technology from a nuclear weapons state to a non-weapons state.

The loophole is paragraph 14, and it allows fissile material utilized for non-explosive military use, like naval propulsion, to be exempt from inspections and monitoring by the UN nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). It makes arms controls experts nervous because it sets a precedent that could be used by others to hide highly enriched uranium, or plutonium, the core of a nuclear weapon, from international oversight.

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@VictoriaMulgrav

RT @tonywalker1: Mr Albanese blindsided by the secretive Morrison/Shearer AUKUS submarine deal, now he owns it. Many in his party are not h…

Posted on: 2023-03-23 08:09

@frilly_edges

@Cathy1691 Where is the money coming from??? Are you serious?? https://t.co/kqnXrpvp3d

Posted on: 2023-03-23 07:53

@SciteCito

AUKUS nuclear-powered submarine pathway, House of Representatives, Parliament House, Canberra ACT https://t.co/QsPeLgNA76

Posted on: 2023-03-23 07:46

@BRAVENEWEUROPE1

Aukas has been described by a former Australian Prime Minister as “the worst deal in all history”. Prabir Purkaya… https://t.co/mgAgrhGwJc

Posted on: 2023-03-23 07:33

@AygulSauma

The United States, the United Kingdom, & Australia have revealed details of their plan to build a new fleet of nucl… https://t.co/B0npsCC8EQ

Posted on: 2023-03-23 07:15

@ChinaDaily

Australian Senator Jordon Steele-John has slammed the government's nuclear #submarine agreement. #AUKUS https://t.co/WMn11aOxAs

Posted on: 2023-03-23 07:10

@BRAVENEWEUROPE1

RT @BRAVENEWEUROPE1: Aukas has been described by a former Australian Prime Minister as “the worst deal in all history”. Prabir Purkayasth…

Posted on: 2023-03-23 07:02

@ABCEducationAU

Students can join #BTN to find out more about a deal with the US and the UK to acquire a fleet of nuclear-powered… https://t.co/HUsqr568QL

Posted on: 2023-03-23 06:58

@thedextazlab

Australian senator slams AUKUS nuclear submarine deal https://t.co/3DxEnnQ4YN

Posted on: 2023-03-23 06:51

@ChristinaMac1

Some Labor and Independent members of parliament not happy with AUKUS nuclear submarine deal https://t.co/LnJe8ei5iN

Posted on: 2023-03-23 06:26

@dimsumdaily_hk

Australian senator slams AUKUS nuclear submarine deal https://t.co/isVdt4iwOQ

Posted on: 2023-03-23 06:21

@wattleiwear

RT @tonywalker1: Mr Albanese blindsided by the secretive Morrison/Shearer AUKUS submarine deal, now he owns it. Many in his party are not h…

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@Defence_SA

RT @TISouthAust: ICYMI: South Australia will be the home of Australian nuclear-powered submarine construction, helping to deliver the singl…

Posted on: 2023-03-23 06:03

@pg0268

Labor was presented with a fait accompli on Aukus, but scepticism in the party is rightly rising We were not given… https://t.co/6bbFEleiBD

Posted on: 2023-03-23 04:49

@B00Mking

RT @tonywalker1: Mr Albanese blindsided by the secretive Morrison/Shearer AUKUS submarine deal, now he owns it. Many in his party are not h…

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@JohnInKalbarri

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@SkyNewsAust

Defence Minister Richard Marles says operating a nuclear-powered submarine will be “Australia’s contribution” to th… https://t.co/wAy4dIx5f1

Posted on: 2023-03-23 03:57

@graibeard

RT @tonywalker1: Mr Albanese blindsided by the secretive Morrison/Shearer AUKUS submarine deal, now he owns it. Many in his party are not h…

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@kate_eviva

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@ama_consultant

Defence Minister Richard Marles and Defence Industry Minister Pat Conroy confirm South Australia as the state that… https://t.co/7wlj2r6MH3

Posted on: 2023-03-23 03:50

@WatchmansPost

RT @BloombergAU: WATCH: China has denounced the Australia's nuclear-submarine deal with the UK and US. The diplomatic note from Beijing's…

Posted on: 2023-03-23 03:43

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@RatnakarGedam

US is drifting away from Monroe Doctrine by interfering in affairs of EU, financing Ukraine for continuing war etc.… https://t.co/Q6eRge0Idx

Posted on: 2023-03-23 03:16

@VICTORSQ_SQ

@GDTVhazza @CCTV China and Australia need proceed military drill together in west pacific to improve relationship a… https://t.co/MZ1STC1b8r

Posted on: 2023-03-23 03:13

@orfonline

The #AUKUS have announced a #nuclear-powered submarine deal to keep the #IndoPacific “open and free”, highlights… https://t.co/RClvVvHyb1

Posted on: 2023-03-23 03:05

@shippy1958

RT @tonywalker1: Mr Albanese blindsided by the secretive Morrison/Shearer AUKUS submarine deal, now he owns it. Many in his party are not h…

Posted on: 2023-03-23 02:59

@BloombergAU

WATCH: China has denounced the Australia's nuclear-submarine deal with the UK and US. The diplomatic note from Bei… https://t.co/OHRr1hFTpY

Posted on: 2023-03-23 02:51

@RBJRON

RT @tonywalker1: Mr Albanese blindsided by the secretive Morrison/Shearer AUKUS submarine deal, now he owns it. Many in his party are not h…

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@SkyNewsAust

The AUKUS defence pact will see South Australia manufacture the country's fleet of eight new nuclear submarines. https://t.co/Lql50IqFuu

Posted on: 2023-03-23 02:27

@WolterdingM

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@saurabhtodi

RT @Gokul_Sahni: A very interesting podcast episode – which also talks about the possibility that Phase III of AUKUS designed nuclear-power…

Posted on: 2023-03-23 01:39

@Gokul_Sahni

A very interesting podcast episode – which also talks about the possibility that Phase III of AUKUS designed nuclea… https://t.co/8XuZPTVwlg

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Posted on: 2023-03-22 23:48

@TISouthAust

ICYMI: South Australia will be the home of Australian nuclear-powered submarine construction, helping to deliver th… https://t.co/M8BgayIOPx

Posted on: 2023-03-22 23:30

@BRAVENEWEUROPE1

Aukas has been described by a former Australian Prime Minister as “the worst deal in all history”. Prabir Purkaya… https://t.co/gL8Db2YQ5s

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@saltysa20312181

RT @tonywalker1: Mr Albanese blindsided by the secretive Morrison/Shearer AUKUS submarine deal, now he owns it. Many in his party are not h…

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