Friday, August 5, 2016

President Obama Wants UN Resolution To Ban Nuclear Testing

Washington Post: Obama will bypass Congress, seek U.N. resolution on nuclear testing

President Obama has decided to seek a new United Nations Security Council resolution that would call for an end to nuclear testing, a move that leading lawmakers are calling an end run around Congress.

Top administration officials, including Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, briefed lawmakers and congressional staffers this week about President Obama’s decision to push for the U.N. action this September, to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, which was adopted in September 1996 but was never ratified by the Senate.

National Security Council spokesperson Ned Price told me that the administration still would like to see the Senate ratify the test ban treaty but is “looking at possible action in the UN Security Council that would call on states not to test and support the CTBT’s objectives. We will continue to explore ways to achieve this goal, being careful to protect the Senate’s constitutional role.”

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Update: President Obama will push UN Security Council to call for an end to nuclear testing (New York Daily News)

WNU Editor: He has to justify his Nobel Peace Prize.

1 comment:

Aizino Smith said...

You cannot ban nuclear testing.

You can ban testing of the whole thing, but not the components.

There is more room for error that way, but there might be sufficient confidence in the results of component testing for various nations to have confidence to field and use nukes.

Obama is whistling Dixie past the graveyard.