A Commitment to a World Without Nuclear Weapons

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
September 24, 2009
President Obama Chairs a Meeting of the United Nations Security Council

Today, President Obama chaired a meeting of the United Nations Security Council in New York. President Obama said:"[T]his very institution was founded at the dawn of the atomic age, in part because man's capacity to kill had to be contained. And although we averted a nuclear nightmare during the Cold War, we now face proliferation of a scope and complexity that demands new strategies and new approaches. Just one nuclear weapon exploded in a city -- be it New York or Moscow; Tokyo or Beijing; London or Paris -- could kill hundreds of thousands of people. And it would badly destabilize our security, our economies, and our very way of life.

Once more, the United Nations has a pivotal role to play in preventing this crisis. The historic resolution we just adopted enshrines our shared commitment to the goal of a world without nuclear weapons. And it brings Security Council agreement on a broad framework for action to reduce nuclear dangers as we work toward that goal. It reflects the agenda I outlined in Prague, and builds on a consensus that all nations have the right to peaceful nuclear energy; that nations with nuclear weapons have the responsibility to move toward disarmament; and those without them have the responsibility to forsake them."

Read the President's full remarks here.

Comments

Comments

Pam
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Massachusetts, USA
September 25, 2009

Pam in Massachusetts writes:

RE: World without Nuclear Weapons,

Get a copy of the movie "Amazing Grace & Chuck" They are very hard to get. I am still trying to locate one. I think it was produced by HBO. I know it starred Jamie Lee Curtis and William Peterson (formerly of CSI on CBS). Perhaps the stars or HBO can loacte a copy for you.

Get that movie "RE-released" and put in wide circulation and I believe it will help the cause of a no nuke world.

Good luck.

Sincerely,

P Philbrick

BTWay, if you can locate a copy of the movie I would love one too!!!

Joseph
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California, USA
September 25, 2009

Joseph in California writes:

Sorting the details before God does is free will in control.

mathew
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California, USA
September 25, 2009

Matthew in California writes:

Good good !!! This is really a good step.The countries like china,Pakistan,Iran are already strong in nuclear field and they will not hesitate to use this power against nature.So people want peace.From this war,fighting there is no use so USA should approach discussions like this.

Pedro
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Puerto Rico
September 25, 2009

Pedro in Puerto Rico writes:

God bless and protect, all who are working and never tiring to make our world a better place!

Eileen H.
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Florida, USA
September 25, 2009

Eileen C. in Florida writes:

The President of the United States addressed the United Nations as the 44th president of the United States. I would have wish that the President will address the topic of the Needs of Programs for Persons with Disabilities. Speeches alone will not solve our problem and it will take persistent action. I am confident that he will address this topic. I hope President Barack Obama will be ready to face the responsibility with the Americans in Puerto Rico. More than 24% of the population in Puerto Rico is compose of Persons with Disabilities.

Erik
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Iowa, USA
September 25, 2009

Erik in Iowa writes:

Well, each warhead has a battlefield value of 1000 marines. So it may destabilize the geopolitical situation unless similar cuts are made to the conventional forces of certain nations who do not have as many warheads but have focused on conventional buildups to make up for it.

Our conventional military might be too small and may benefit through vertical integration.

I would be curious to hear how much it would cost to maintin a thousand marines as opposed to 1 warhead.

Donald
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Virginia, USA
September 25, 2009

Donald in Virginia writes:

BRAVO ZULU TO PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA and his team for convincing the United Nations to end Nuclear Arms around the world. In this date in history every country should comply knowing it would save lives in the end. Playing with Nuclear weapons only leads to mass destruction and the loss of innocent people on earth. I stand by this decison and hopefully the United Nations will enforce the rules against countries who are testing Nuclear Weapons and may the fines be fitting accordoing to their actions. I would say in the Billions, then they wouldn't have the money to continue buying Nuclear Uraminum or Weapons Grade Material. This means future Peace for everyone!

Godbless and Peace to the world!

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