The United Nations began this week its quinquennial review conference on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). The organization has fallen into disrepute and the Bush administration calls for its reform.
- In effect, the NPT has failed to stop nuclear wannabes who want to get the bomb. Participants in the conference will pretend to ignore that the Treaty itself, which authorizes states to acquire nuclear technologies for “peaceful” uses, enables proliferation. Instead of denouncing this method, participants will once again take the opportunity to protest against the United States for the slow pace of its disarmament. They will press to obstruct Washington from updating its old nuclear arsenal.
- North Korea currently has the capacity to reach Japan with nuclear weapons and, according to the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), also reach parts of the United States. Iran has not yet withdrawn from the NPT but is preparing to do so. Teheran uses the NPT in the same way it uses the negotiations with France, Germany and Great Britain to become a nuclear power. Like North Korea, Iran is constructing a bomb that can cause an electromagnetic pulse capable of inflicting catastrophic damage to electronic systems.
The United States is a legal nuclear power and we have to tell everyone that we intend to remain one.

Source
Washington Times (United States)
Propriété du révérend Sun Myung Moon (Église de l’Unification).

« Broken treaty », by Frank J. Gaffney Jr., Washington Times, May 3, 2005.