nuclear club

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Noun1.nuclear club - the nations possessing nuclear weapons
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
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Pakistan on the other hand is still struggling to be included in the prestigious nuclear club.
North Korea now joins the nuclear club, who will be next?
The third is to recognize that North Korea has done nothing to merit its destruction, save for its ambition to join the world's nuclear club.
Deterrence: Having joined the nuclear club (of the five permanent Security Council members plus India, Pakistan, and Israel) North Korea has proved that nuclear deterrence works.
The time is now ripe for destroying the nuclear bombs of those countries possessing such weapons instead of accepting others to the nuclear club," Zarif told reporters.
Leuthard's visit to India assumes much significance as India is seeking its entry into the 48-member elite nuclear club, the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), of which Switzerland is the chair.
Amman, May 24 (Petra) -- Jordan and France on Wednesday signed a partnership to allow Jordanian atomic energy scientists to access nuclear research reactors of member countries of the Nuclear Club.
In January this year, China had said that admission of non-NPT signatories in NSG cannot be a "farewell gift" for countries to give to each other - after the outgoing Obama administration remarked that Beijing was an "outlier" in the efforts to make India a member of the elite nuclear club.
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee declared India a full-fledged nuclear state after operation Shakti and it made India the 6th country to join the Nuclear Club.
They take pride in the fact that Pakistan is the only Muslim country, which is a member of the nuclear club.
The debate on the membership of India and Pakistan in the Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG) gained momentum some weeks ago when New Delhi launched an aggressive campaign to become part of the NSG, followed by Islamabad, which also began to lobby to get entrance in what is called a nuclear club composed of 48 countries which manage the control of export of nuclear materials for the manufacturing of nuclear weapons and civilian use of nuclear energy.
In 1969 this elite nuclear club devised the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to restrict the spread of nuclear weapons to other nations of the world.

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