Don't let the U.S.- India Nuclear Deal Undermine Non Proliferation
The Bush administration is at it again - pursuing a foreign policy agenda that ignores international and national laws. This time, he is violating U.S. law and undermining the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Join us in helping Congress stop him.
In 2006, Council for a Livable World opposed the Hyde Act, legislation to permit nuclear trade with India. Though Congress passed it over our objections, the Hyde Act at least included several clear conditions that would help protect against nuclear weapons proliferation. Now, the administration has ignored these provisions in subsequent negotiations with India.
Former presidents, including Jimmy Carter, ambassadors and foreign policy experts have been outspoken against the deal.
Currently, there is legislation in Congress, H. Res. 711, that expresses the sense that these important conditions -- which the current administration has now ignored -- must be upheld in U.S. law and the international community. These conditions include stopping nuclear trade with India if India tests a nuclear weapon again, an act which would weaken the cornerstone of nuclear non-proliferation efforts, the Non-Proliferation Treaty, or NPT.
Now, Bush refuses to be held to these standards. We only have to rein in President Bush for another 11 months. But he still has the opportunity to do much damage to non-proliferation efforts and U.S. security.
To find out more about the U.S.-India Nuclear Deal, check out the Campaign for Responsibility in Nuclear Trade, a partnership of 23 organizations - including the Council - that are opposed to the deal.
Though the 2006 Hyde Act set a dangerous precedent for U.S. nuclear policy, it at least included several clear conditions to protect against nuclear weapons proliferation in a U.S.-India nuclear trade deal. I am very concerned that President Bush is undermining the nuclear non-proliferation regime by ignoring these provisions in his subsequent negotiations with India.
Please support H. Res. 711, a crucial piece of legislation that expresses the sense that these important conditions must be upheld in U.S. law and the international community.
The conditions upheld in the resolution include stopping nuclear trade with India if India tests a nuclear weapon again, an act which would weaken the cornerstone of nuclear non-proliferation efforts, the Non-Proliferation Treaty, or NPT. In the interest of global and our national security, I urge you to support H. Res. 711.
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