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Clinton offers qualified support for Syria chemical disarmament proposal | chicagotribune.com

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaking at the White House, offered a qualified endorsement Monday of a Russian plan for Syria to give up its chemical weapons stockpiles. “If the regime immediately surrendered its stockpiles to international control,” Clinton said, “that would be an important step.” A move to give up its chemical weapons should be “immediate,” she ...

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Campaigners join road block protest at atomic weapons site | Oxford Mail

Nigel Day, of Oxford CND, and former city councillor Nuala Young at the Burghfield protest

ANTI-NUCLEAR campaigners from Oxford have joined dozens of activists at a protest at an atomic weapons site. A disarmament camp at the Atomic Weapons Establishment site in Burghfield, Berkshire, started on August 26 and campaigners plan to remain at the site where nuclear weapons are made until tomorrow. Protestors want the Government to stop producing nuclear warheads. For more on ...

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Banning nuclear tests essential for global peace, says head of UN-backed treaty organization | UN News Centre

The new head of preparatory commission for a United Nations-backed treaty stressed today that banning nuclear tests is essential for international peace and security. In a briefing to reporters in New York, the Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), Lassina Zerbo, underlined that countries who have not ratified the treaty should realize the ...

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Cuba Reiterates Need for Total Nuclear Disarmament | Cuban Daily News

The only way to guarantee that humanity will not again undergo the terrible impact by nuclear weapons is through the prohibition and total elimination of such weapons, said Cuban representative Rodolfo Benitez at an important forum on nuclear disarmament. Addressing the General Conference of the Organization for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL), underway ...

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Wall Street Journal Letter to the Editor on Iran Sanctions by Laicie Heeley | Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation

In their Aug. 13 op-ed, Sen. Mark Kirk and Rep. Eliot Engel claim that “Without Stronger Sanctions, Iran Will Go Nuclear.” Both this claim and the argument it supports are misleading. What Sen. Kirk and Rep. Engel fail to recognize is that further pressure will not make Iran more likely to “play ball” with the U.S. Piling on further sanctions ...

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Fact Sheet: President Obama’s Berlin Speech and New Nuclear Weapons Policy Guidance | Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation

Berlin Speech and New Policy Guidance – What It All Means In Berlin, President Obama offered a new & bold outline for U.S. nuclear weapons policy informed by new policy guidance. Director of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Programs, Kingston Reif, breaks down the speech and the new guidance in this fact sheet. Click here to view the fact sheet … For more ...

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Japanese students give 195,000 anti-nuke signatures to U.N. | GlobalPost

A group of 20 high school students from Japan selected by a civic organization in Nagasaki City handed over Tuesday a petition with around 195,000 signatures calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons to the secretariat of the U.N. Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. For more on this story, visit: Japanese students give 195,000 anti-nuke signatures to U.N. | GlobalPost.

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The Importance of U.S. Signature on the Arms Trade Treaty | FCNL

Dear Mr. President: We congratulate your Administration for helping to successfully conclude negotiations for an effective global Arms Trade Treaty earlier this year. The U.S. decision to join other leading supporters of the ATT helped overcome the consensus-blocking actions of three states and was critical to securing the overwhelming support for the treaty at the UN General Assembly on April ...

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‘Freeze in U.S.-Russian ties dims disarmament hope’ | The Guardian Nigeria

EXPERTS have warned that current state of United States (U.S.)-Russian relations would dimmed prospects for a slash in America’s nuclear weapons arsenal. President Barack Obama, since his historic 2009 appeal in Prague, has sought to make disarmament a cornerstone of his presidency. But much hinges on Moscow. Also, in a major address in Berlin in June, Obama urged Russia to ...

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Chill in US-Russian relations dims disarmament hopes | GlobalPost

The chill in US-Russian relations has dimmed prospects for a slash in America’s nuclear weapons arsenal, experts say. Since his historic 2009 appeal in Prague, President Barack Obama has sought to make disarmament a cornerstone of his presidency. But much hinges on Moscow. For more on this story, visit: Chill in US-Russian relations dims disarmament hopes | GlobalPost.

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