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    UN Convention against Nuclear Terrorism to be signed this fall

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    MOSCOW, June 27 (RIA Novosti) - The UN convention on Nuclear Terrorism will open for signing in September, Nicolas Michel, the UN Undersecretary-general announced at an international conference here Monday.

    The document is the 13th convention on combating terrorism passed by the UN. It was drafted by Russia in 1998 and became the first convention passed by the UN on the initiative of post-Soviet Russia.

    The convention provides for the peaceful and military application of nuclear materials, the prevention of terrorist attacks involving homemade nuclear devices and the prosecution of those responsible for terrorist attacks, either via extradition or by domestic courts.

    Michel said the General Assembly was preparing a global UN Convention against Nuclear Terrorism.

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