Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Campaign for Responsibility in Nuclear Trade Launched to Oppose U.S.-India Nuclear Deal

A diverse coalition of 23 organizations yesterday launched a campaign to stop the Bush administration’s proposed U.S.-India nuclear deal. The deal would allow the transfer of U.S. nuclear technology and material to India, but fails to hold the country to the same responsible nonproliferation and disarmament rules that are required of advanced nuclear states.

Comprised of arms control experts, environmental activists, consumer advocates, religious groups and doctors, the Campaign for Responsibility in Nuclear Trade contends the deal would: dangerously weaken nonproliferation efforts and embolden countries like Iran and North Korea to pursue the development of nuclear weapons; further destabilize South Asia and Pakistan in particular; and violate or weaken international and U.S. laws, including the Hyde Act.

The Campaign’s extensive membership includes the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, and among its impressive list of advisors is Dr. Robert Gard, Jr., Lt. Gen. (USA, ret.) and Senior Military Fellow at the Center.

More information can be found on the Campaign’s snazzy web site.

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