"The most serious uncertainty stems from the risk of nuclear proliferation and its consequences, and also from the legitimate fears which such proliferation can spark and from the pre-emptive reactions it can provoke, directly threatening peace."
François Hollande, President of the French Republic, 27 August 2012
France affirms its attachment to the cause of peace and its contribution towards disarmament. It supports the objective of a general and complete disarmament under strict and effective international control. It plays an active role in all areas of arms control and disarmament: nuclear (in line with article VI of the NPT), chemical and conventional. It supports the international organizations responsible for implementing international verification systems and participates in confidence and security-building measures aimed at ensuring stability and transparency within the international community.
France believes that the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their vectors represents one of the most serious threats of our time. It strives, through its action in the different areas of proliferation, to bring together the members of the international community based on common principles and objectives in order to resolutely and effectively deal with this threat.
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