A victory for the nuclear disarmarment movement

23 Sep

The Independent (Britain) ran this story below about, an upcoming push by President Obama and supported by Prime Minister Gordon Brown to take the first step in the abolition of nuclear arms: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/brown-promises-to-scale-back-trident-1791687.html

The full text is located below-

The leaders of the world’s greatest powers, including the Prime Minister Gordon Brown, are set tomorrow to endorse President Barack Obama’s ambitious goal of ridding the world of nuclear weapons. According to the final draft of a resolution to be put to a rare summit of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, the leaders will resolve “to seek a safer world for all and to create the conditions for a world without nuclear weapons”.

In an overt show of support, Mr Brown will unveil plans to cut the number of Trident nuclear submarines from four to three. The Prime Minister will tell the special session of the Security Council, which also includes the leaders of France, Russia and China, that he is “prepared to consider” the move. Mr Obama convened the extraordinary summit-level session of the Council to give impetus to his mission to denuclearise the planet as the crisis surrounding Iran and North Korea and their rush to acquire atomic weapons appears to be deepening. The text of the resolution, seen by The Independent, is likely to be hailed as a breakthrough by campaigning groups. President Obama first spelled out his dream of counting down to a nuclear-free world in a speech in Prague at the end of March. For his proposal now to be adopted formally by the UN Security Council amounts to a significant endorsement by the world’s leading powers. It is given added weight by the support of the non permanent members of the council, including Vietnam, Japan, Mexico Turkey and Libya, which was until recently an aspiring nuclear state.

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One Response to “A victory for the nuclear disarmarment movement”

  1. Tnelson October 1, 2009 at 6:42 AM #

    Your blog is so informative … ..I just bookmarked you….keep up the good work!!!!

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