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Biden Urged To Address Arms Control In Speech At G7 Summit


A group of arms control advocates, including former senior US arms control officials, have written to President Biden urging him to use an address at the G7 leaders' summit in Hiroshima, May 19-21, to call for talks with Russia and China to create a new framework for arms control

  • According to Reuters, the group told Biden the summit "creates an historic opportunity for you to acknowledge the horrors of nuclear war, advance the goal of nuclear disarmament, and pledge 'concrete steps to prevent a new arms race."
  • Reuters: "Biden should reiterate his readiness for talks with Russia on unfreezing New START, concerns with China's nuclear buildup and his invitation to Beijing for a dialogue "at any level" on reducing the risk of miscalculation, the signers said.
  • "He also should "create the conditions for progress on disarmament and head off a new arms race" by urging China, Britain and France to freeze their nuclear arsenals for as long as the United States and Russia maintain New START limits on their stockpiles, they said."

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