Building Consensus on Weapons of Mass Destruction and Disarmament

At the end of October, the United Nations will host a one-day consultation on Building Consensus on Weapons of Mass Destruction and Disarmament.  Both Canada and the United States have been negotiating with India to allow trading nuclear reactors, materials and fuel with the U.S. and Canada to India.  This will be the first time in thirty years that this nuclear trading will resume.

India was one of only three countries never to sign the 1970 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty which led to a dangerous regional nuclear arms race with Pakistan.  India has also refused to join other nations in signing the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty which would ban all nuclear test explosions.

Send Postcard to:

President George W. Bush
The White House
Washington, DC 20500
Fax:  202-456-2461

Stephen Harper
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington St.
Ottawa   KIA 0A2
FAX: 613-941-6900

Dear______

I care about the dangers of nuclear weapons proliferation.  I oppose any support given to India that would allow the trading of nuclear technology and materials to India.  I oppose any deal with India allowing them to resume nuclear testing.

Sincerely,

Background Information:

  • India should be urged to stop the production of highly enriched uranium and plutonium, the fissile materials used in the production of nuclear weapons.
  • China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States have halted production of fissile materials.
  • India should be urged to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, which prohibits all nuclear test explosions.
  • The U.S. Congress is being urged to rush through a nuclear cooperation agreement with India allowing them to resume nuclear testing without facing international sanctions.
  • Canada has changed it policy on nuclear non-proliferation to accommodate India’s entry into the club of countries that can trade openly in nuclear fuel and technology, despite its nuclear weapons programs.

For more information go to:
www.wagingpeace.org
www.fcnl.org
www.un.org (search Disarmament Commission)
http://disarm.igc.org
New York Times, September 30, 2008, OP ed,  “A Bad India Deal”.

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