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Why Nuke Treaty Vital for Israel, Iran and the United States

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.

See my commentary at The Huffington Post:

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Video: President Bush revives Open Skies Concept

President Bush revives the Open Skies concept which led to the Open Skies Treaty of 1992. See the video on YouTube.

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President Carter Signs Nuclear Free Zone Treaty for Latin America

President Carter signing the Treaty of Tlatelolco which makes Latin America a nuclear weapons free zone. See the video on YouTube.

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Why stop with just one nuclear deal with Iran?

We are close to finalizing a deal preventing nuclear weapons in Iran. But let’s not stop with just this one agreement.

Let’s enter into what President Kennedy called a “peace race.” There are other steps needed to improve nuclear security in the Middle East and worldwide.

Read my full commentary at The Hill.

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Video: Dwight Eisenhower, The Chance for Peace

An excerpt from President Dwight Eisenhower’s Chance for Peace Speech in April, 1953. See the video on YouTube.

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Video: Dwight Eisenhower on Cost of Atomic Weapons

An excerpt from President Dwight Eisenhower’s Chance for Peace speech in April, 1953. See the video on YouTube.

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Two petitions call for ending nuclear weapons testing

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.

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