The Following treaty was signed Day 231 of the 41st Year of the Confederate Era, it is the signatures hope that never again shall humanity experience the horrors of Nanotech warfare as seen here at Tranquillity Base two years before.
President Helen Marsel on Behalf of the Terran Confederation of Planets.
Senator Chen Wen on Behalf of the Federated Free Worlds Marsh Militia.
This treaty with its signing ends the conflict that has for the last 5 years been waged by the Confederation of Planets and the Federated Free Worlds Marsh, it also stipulates a set of laws that will from this day forward limit the use and development of nanotechnology weapon systems, in an attempt to prevent a re-occurrence of events that have shocked both sides of this conflict. This treaty acknowledges that neither party is without fault in the events that have occurred, the Confederation Senate through the appointment of the Outer World Oversight Group failed to listen to the needs of its citizens, while the Federated Free Worlds Marsh reacted within the limits and scope of the Confederate Constitution the act of taking up arms against another member may have been excessive. Both parties are equally at fault for the release of Black Ice on the Moon of Earth and both parties agree to pay equal share in the repair of the damage done and in payments to the families of those killed by the crime of its use.
It is acknowledged that from this day forward, all research into weaponed use of Nanotechnology is hereby banned within the Confederate Sphere of Influence. Any individual found to be doing such research will be considered an enemy of the state and of humanity, all known product in existence will be rendered inoperative and where unable to be, shall be destroyed. The treaty specifically bans any nanotechnology that aims to convert human cellular structures into base atomic forms, such as those employed by the Black Ice Nanovirus.