A number of states not a party of the [Nuclear [Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty]] justify their rejection of the Treaty by the argument that it is discriminatory in nature. Given the existence of nuclear weapons, the only non-discriminatory solution would be that of allowing any nation that desires nuclear weapons to have them - a highly destabilizing solution. It is of significance that those countries taking a particularly negative stand on deterrence and the possession of nuclear weapons wish to maintain the nuclear option for themselves. Nuclear weapons in the hands of governments led by fanatics is even more frightening a thought than now exists with nuclear weapons mainly in the hands of the USA and the USSR. Although there is always an impending threat of nuclear war, this threat is, to some degree, diminished by the limited number of countries currently capable of nuclear attack.