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- n. Plural form of nonstate.
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Resolution 242 does not mention the rights of nonstates, such as the Palestinian Authority, Hamas or Hezbollah, the latter two of which do not accept the conditions of the resolution.
Many of these bodies welcome non-U.N. member states and nonstates to participate.
Furthermore, UN Resolution 1540, passed on April 28, 2004, declares that "all states shall (1) refrain from providing support to nonstates seeking WMD; (2) adopt laws prohibiting nonstate actors from acquiring WMD; and (3) take measures to prevent proliferation."