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The treaty cannot come into force until it is ratified by the Annex 2 States listed below. These are States that took part in the negotiation of the CTBT from 1994–1996 and that had nuclear power or research reactors at the time.
Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Romania, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Vietnam, and Zaire.
There are eight of these Annex 2 States that have yet to ratify the Treaty:
China, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Egypt, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Israel, Pakistan and the United States of America.
The purpose of the Treaty is to prohibit nuclear explosions of any sort, for any purpose, anywhere.
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