Tag: NPT Treaty
Early in his term, President Trump asked why the US can’t use its nuclear weapons. If Washington successfully torpedoes START II and re-starts testing, he may get to do exactly that.
It is easy to blame the current resident of the White House for world tensions, except that the major nuclear powers have been ignoring their commitments on nuclear weapons and disarmament for over 50 years.
Rather than admonishing Iran for its intended suspension of the JCPOA, the EU should be siding with Russia, China and the UN in fully backing the JCPOA and expressing its condemnation of the US for making a mockery of international diplomacy and law.
The United States could do much more to make the global non-proliferation regime more effective. Hopefully, the issue will be addressed in a constructive way at the US-Russian summit in Helsinki scheduled on July 16.