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New START Was and Is a Good Deal for America, and the World | GROUNDSWELL

In response to reports that President Trump denounced the New START treaty as one of President Obama’s “bad deals” in a call with President Putin, Jon Rainwater, the executive director of the United States’ largest peace organization, Peace Action, released the following statement:

“The President always imagines he can can artfully negotiate a ‘better deal.’ But New START enjoyed broad bipartisan support when it was ratified into law by the U.S. Senate. It’s made us all safer by reducing the number of nuclear weapons deployed by the two countries with by far the largest nuclear arsenals. To argue that this deal favors Russia is absurd. New START has identical obligations for both countries and garnered broad support from U.S. military, intelligence and diplomatic officials.

“The fact that President Trump was unaware of New START is troubling….”

Source: New START Was and Is a Good Deal for America, and the World – PEACE ACTION’S GROUNDSWELL

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