Moments ago, President Trump announced that the United States would violate the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal.
Former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security and former U.S. Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference Amb. Wolfgang Ischinger, and Former Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological) at the U.K. Ministry of Defence Rear Adm. (ret.) John Gower, CB OBE have joined the Nuclear Crisis Group, an independent nonpartisan group of globally-recognized, former military officials, diplomats and security experts dedicated to preventing crises from escalating to the use of nuclear weapons.
The Nuclear Crisis Group welcomes the decision by President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to pursue a diplomatic approach to denuclearizing the Korean peninsula. The possible meeting between the two is a positive, if unexpected step — one that helps, for now, reduce the risk of accidental conflict that could lead to the use of nuclear weapons.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, March 1, 2018
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Today is the official deadline by which the United States and Russia must verify that they have met the limits of the New START Treaty, an agreement by both countries to reduce their deployed strategic nuclear weapons to no more than 1,550 each.
The Trump Administration Nuclear Posture Review released today calls for the development of new, more usable nuclear weapons, and expanding the number of scenarios when the first use of nuclear weapons would be considered, including in response to a non-nuclear attack.