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  • Judi Lynn (12572 posts)
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    US urges dialogue on challenges to eliminate nuclear weapons

    US urges dialogue on challenges to eliminate nuclear weapons
    Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press
    Updated 5:20 pm CDT, Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. arms control chief urged the world’s nations on Wednesday to hold “a realistic dialogue” about rising global tensions and the challenges that must be overcome to create the conditions for nuclear disarmament.

    Undersecretary of State Andrea Thomson told the General Assembly’s disarmament committee that this proposal “offers a practical way forward,” unlike the U.N. treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons, which she called unrealistic.

    “A realistic assessment of the security environment must recognize, regrettably, that we have much work to do to create conditions conducive to nuclear disarmament,” Thomson said.

    She pointed to high regional tensions in South Asia, the Middle East and elsewhere as well as growing nuclear stockpiles in Asia.

    Under Secretary of State

    Andrea Thompson


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  • Major Hogwash (5000 posts)
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    1. No, seriously . . . . you go first.

    Trump moya marionetka ~ Putin  
  • bemildred (10366 posts)
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    2. What a tool.

    It ain't the things you don't know that hurts you, it's the things you know that ain't so.
  • Yanath (1408 posts)

    3. There seems to be no objective reality for most American political leaders.

    It’s the damnedest thing. Why again, do we select mentally ill people to establish our laws and policies?