A breakthrough on nuclear weapons

Build Peace The Associated Press reports that: "the U.S. and Russia have reached agreements for a historic new treaty to reduce the nuclear arsenals."

The treaty will require ratification in the United States Senate and would represent a significant step toward a world free of nuclear weapons. Reports indicate that the treaty may be signed in Prague in April at a time near the anniversary of President Obama's speech calling for efforts to seek nuclear disarmament and abolition. Senate ratification would need to follow.

The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) has long supported the dismantling of nuclear weapons systems, the effective securing of nuclear materials from terrorists, and a reduction in the overall number of nuclear armaments. General Assembly policy supports preventing proliferation of these weapons and ultimately eliminating them.

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