Iraq Government on 27 September 2013 ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) at 68th session of UN General Assembly at New York, US.
Iraq's ratification of the treaty raised the number of countries that have adhered fully to the treaty to 161.
To enter into force, the CTBT must be signed and ratified by 44 specific states, only 36 of which have done so including France, Russia and Britain. The remaining eight are China, the United States, India, Pakistan and North Korea; Israel, widely believed to have atomic weapons; Iran, suspected of wanting them; and Egypt.
About Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT)
When: 27 September 2013