arms control

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arms control

A concept that connotes: a. any plan, arrangement, or process, resting upon explicit or implicit international agreement, governing any aspect of the following: the numbers, types, and performance characteristics of weapon systems (including the command and control, logistics support arrangements, and any related intelligence-gathering mechanism); and the numerical strength, organization, equipment, deployment, or employment of the Armed Forces retained by the parties (it encompasses disarmament); and b. on some occasions, those measures taken for the purpose of reducing instability in the military environment.
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Noun1.arms control - a limitation on the size and armament of the armed forces of a country
restriction, limitation - an act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)
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arms control

ncontrollo degli armamenti
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Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov rejected accusations Russia was violating any arms control agreements.
will adhere to existing arms control agreements, while expressing doubt about prospects for any new such pacts.
Our principal need is a full compliance with the unconditional implementation of the existing commitments in all three dimensions, including confidence building and security building measures and arms control agreements," he said.
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Continuing the regional perspective, one session of the Security Dialogue will be used to discuss sub-regional arms control agreements and in particular the implementation of the Agreement on Sub-Regional Arms Control, Article IV, Annex 1-B, Dayton Peace Accords, as an example of successful regional agreement in resolving many issues after the end of the conflict, which the parties have fully implemented.
Russia informed its Western partners of the maneuvers pursuant to the conventional arms control agreements, including the Vienna Document, the statement said.
The key element of the resolution, however, says the House "pledges to consider the behavior of Iranian military and paramilitary forces, along with other relevant considerations, when considering or debating any legislation that pertains to Iran, including sanctions and arms control agreements.
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It is among the five recognised nuclear powers and a signatory to major arms control agreements, including the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.
Arms control agreements that substantially alter nations' arsenals become more possible as they become less important.
He helped push through the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan in 1989, signed landmark arms control agreements and helped negotiate German reunification in 1990.
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