While there has been much focus on the Iranian nuclear deal, we cannot forget about the nations that have nuclear weapons. Progress on global nuclear disarmament is stalled. That is because there is no treaty in force preventing new nuclear testing.
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It’s not well known that Israel, Iran and the United States have all signed a nuclear arms control treaty. It’s the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), which bans all nuclear test explosions.
Israel, Iran and the U.S. also host detection stations to make sure no country cheats this treaty. These are stations that detect seismic activity or radioactive particles that would signal a nuclear weapons explosion. This international monitoring system is meant to catch any country that tries to do secret nuclear tests in violation of the CTBT.
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President Bush revives the Open Skies concept which led to the Open Skies Treaty of 1992. See the video on YouTube.
Two petitions are open for signature urging ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. The treaty bans all nuclear weapons test explosions.
The first petition is available at WhiteHouse.gov.
The second petition is at CARE2.
Hunger and famine will be among topics discussed at the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons. The meeting will take place on December 8, 9 at the Vienna Hofburg Palace.
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We’ll have a new Senate soon. We don’t know exactly who yet, but one mission regardless should be the same: The Senate must finish what Ike and JFK started: ending nuclear weapons testing.
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Secretary of State John Kerry says it’s time to finish what President Kennedy started in 1963. Today (October 7) is the anniversary of Kennedy signing the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. It banned nuclear tests in the atmosphere, underwater…
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