‘A more logical course of action would be to focus efforts on ensuring that Iran will abstain from crossing the nuclear weapons threshold. In fact, this is the most likely outcome if Iran is not attacked. An Iranian nuclear test would entail further isolation from the international community, which Tehran could ill afford. Not striking against Iran would be the better containment policy.’
Please support clean ratification of the New START Treaty
Dear [Decision Maker],
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I am writing to urge you to support early ratification of the New START (START Follow On) Treaty, which President Obama has signed in Prague.
While the Cold War is now a fading memory, the threat of nuclear weapons remains. Reducing that threat through the treaty’s minimal reductions of U.S. and Russian deployed arsenals can only contribute to our security. The treaty’s improved verification agreement is of even greater importance because it reinforces non-proliferation efforts.
It is essential that this treaty be ratified without amendments (e.g. to build yet another new nuclear weapon or to increase the U.S. budget for nuclear weapons production) because such amendments would be seen as hypocritical and would undermine the worldwide, urgent efforts to prevent nuclear weapons proliferation.
Thank you in advance for supporting the quick and clean ratification of New START.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
With 23,000 nuclear weapons worldwide, experts are clear: we either eliminate all nuclear weapons or accept living in a world where virtually any country or terrorist group can get one.
Last year, over 115,000 of us helped secure a historic commitment by Russia and the US to reduce their nuclear arsenals by a third–a commitment affirmed in the new US-Russia treaty.
But only a massive surge of people power can persuade world leaders to take bolder steps to achieve a world free of nuclear weapons. We cannot miss this historic opportunity! Sign the declaration below, then spread the word: