Monday, February 27, 2006


Nuclear policy is hard! Especially when you want others to do as you say rather than as you do. Rodger Payne:
Apparently, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad knows hypocrisy when he sees it. From an AP story:
Iran's president said Monday that his country supports calls for making the Middle East a nuclear arms-free zone, but he also urged the United States and Russia to give up all their atomic weapons as a threat to the region's stability.
I've mentioned this before, but this is Article VI of the Non-Proliferation Treaty:
Each of the Parties to the Treaty undertakes to pursue negotiations in good faith on effective measures relating to cessation of the nuclear arms race at an early date and to nuclear disarmament, and on a treaty on general and complete disarmament under strict and effective international control.
How's that working out?

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