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Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Akbar Ganji

We should put away the militaristic outlook. The U.S. should start talking about disarmament, nuclear disarmament, of the region. — Akbar Ganji

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Hans Blix

Unlike South Africa, which decided on its own to eliminate its nuclear weapons and welcomed inspection as a means of creating confidence in its disarmament, Iraq appears not to have come to a genuine acceptance-not even today-of the disarmament, which was demanded of it and which it needs to carry out to win the confidence of the world and to live in peace. — Hans Blix

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Pope Benedict XVI

In a nuclear war there would be no victors, only victims. The truth of peace require that all-whether those governments which openly or secretly possess nuclear arms, or those planning to acquire them- agree to change their course by clear and firm decision and strive for a progressive and concerted nuclear disarmament. The resources which would be saved could then be employed in projects of development capable of benefiting all their people, especially the poor. — Pope Benedict XVI

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Kurt Vonnegut

The advocates of nuclear disarmament seem to believe that, if they could achieve their aim, war would become tolerable and decent. They would do well to read this book and ponder the fate of Dresden, where 135,000 people died as the result of an air attack with conventional weapons. On the night of March 9th, 1945, an air attack on Tokyo by American heavy bombers, using incendiary and high explosive bombs, caused the death of 83,793 people. The atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima killed 71,379 people. So it goes. — Kurt Vonnegut

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Amit Ray

It doesn't matter, whether it is an x, y or z country, every penny spends for nuclear weapons strengthen the hands of the evil force. — Amit Ray

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Robin Williams

They're talking about partial nuclear disarmament, which is also like talking about partial circumcision - you either go all the way or forget it. — Robin Williams

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Robert Kennedy

The leaders of the world face no greater task than that of avoiding nuclear war. While preserving the cause of freedom, we must seek abolition of war through programs of general and complete disarmament. The Test-Ban Treaty of 1963 represents a significant beginning in this immense undertaking. — Robert Kennedy

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Jonathan Schell

The use of a mere dozen nuclear weapons ... would be a human catastrophe without parallel ... Because so few weapons can kill so many people, even far-reaching disarmament proposals would leave us implicated in plans for unprecedented slaughter of innocent people. The sole measure that can free us from this burden is abolition. — Jonathan Schell

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Philip Berrigan

Nuclear weapons are the scourge of the earth; to mine for them, manufacture them, deploy them, use them, is a curse against God, the human family, and the earth itself. — Philip Berrigan

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Jackson Browne

I've also gotten to play in front of a million people in Central Park when there was a grass roots movement calling for nuclear disarmament - it was about 1982 - they called it Peace Sunday. — Jackson Browne

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Philip Yancey

I hear very little from evangelicals about the impact of gun proliferation on violent crime, much less an issue like nuclear disarmament. I hear almost nothing about health care for the poor and protecting widows and orphans, both biblical mandates, and scant mention of the thirteen million children who die worldwide from malnutrition in a year. I hear scornful dismissal of concerns about global warming, an issue viewed seriously by the vast majority of scientists. I hear talk about family values, but when an administration proposed legislation to allow mothers to take unpaid leave after childbirth, conservative religious groups opposed it. — Philip Yancey

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Hans Bethe

I call on all scientists in all countries to cease and desist from work creating, developing, improving and manufacturing further nuclear weapons - and, for that matter, other weapons of potential mass destruction such as chemical and biological weapons. — Hans Bethe

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Amit Ray

The job of the united nations is to grow more flowers on the earth. — Amit Ray

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Margaret Thatcher

A bully has no respect for a weakling and the way to stop a bully is not to be weak. The way to stop a bully from ever being a bully is to say: "I'm as strong as you. Anything you do to me, I can do to you." We are going for nuclear and conventional disarmament but we're going about it in the right way. — Margaret Thatcher

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Hans Bethe

Today we are rightly in an era of disarmament and dismantlement of nuclear weapons. But in some countries nuclear weapons development still continues. Whether and when the various Nations of the World can agree to stop this is uncertain. But individual scientists can still influence this process by withholding their skills. — Hans Bethe

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By David Cortright

Reducing the nuclear danger will require a universal, consistent opposition to all forms of weapons development — David Cortright

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Oscar Arias

The existence of nuclear weapons presents a clear and present danger to life on Earth. Nuclear arms cannot bolster the security of any nation because they represent a threat to the security of the human race. These incredibly destructive weapons are an affront to our common humanity, and the tens of billions of dollars that are dedicated to their development and maintenance should be used instead to alleviate human need and suffering — Oscar Arias

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Margot Wallstrom

As long as nuclear weapons exist, there is a risk that they will be used. And the consequences of their use would be catastrophic. This realization has led to increased engagement, not least through the humanitarian initiative. We must now use this broad engagement to garner support and to push for real results in the disarmament field. — Margot Wallstrom

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By P. J. O'Rourke

And, by the way, how come all the people who were so in favor of unilateral nuclear disarmament are so opposed to unilateral protection against nukes? — P. J. O'Rourke

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Stewart Brand

In terms of weapons, the best disarmament tool so far is nuclear energy. We have been taking down the Russian warheads, turning it into electricity. 10 percent of American electricity comes from decommissioned warheads. — Stewart Brand

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Alan Cranston

Unprecedented warnings by officials most closely linked with nuclear arms negotiations and defense strategy indicate that we are running out of time. If we fail to act soon, the scars of a major nuclear disaster will mark our immediate and distant future. — Alan Cranston

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Edward Kennedy

The city of Hiroshima stands as more than a monument to massive death and destruction. It stands as a living testament to the necessity for progress toward nuclear disarmament. — Edward Kennedy

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Ban Ki-moon

Nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation are not utopian ideals. They are critical to global peace and security. — Ban Ki-moon

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Hans Blix

Negotiations with Iran, especially, will not be easy under any circumstances, but I suspect that they might be somewhat less difficult if the nuclear-weapon states could show that their requests are part of a broader effort to lead the world, including themselves, toward nuclear disarmament. Preventing further proliferation is essential, but it is not a recipe for success to preach to the rest of the world to stay away from the very weapons that nuclear states claim are indispensable to their own security. — Hans Blix

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Alfonso Garcia Robles

The fact that lately some circles, not less powerful by their small size, have been actively promoting certain theories, as dangerous as they are illusory, of a "limited", "winnable" or "protracted" nuclear war, as well as their obsession of "nuclear superiority", make it advisable to bear always in mind that the immediate goal of all States, as was expressly declared in the Final Document of the Special Assembly of 1978, "is that of the elimination of the danger of a nuclear war" — Alfonso Garcia Robles

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Harrison Ford

We have been led to believe that we have come a long way toward world nuclear disarmament. But that is not the case. Our government is not doing all that it could. We must urge our leaders to fulfill the obligations of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. The United States must assume world leadership to end once and for all the threat of nuclear war. It is our moral responsibility. — Harrison Ford

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Mohamed ElBaradei

Barack Obama has injected fresh momentum into efforts - stalled for a decade - to bring about nuclear disarmament. — Mohamed ElBaradei

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

We're fundamentally opposed to the expansion of nuclear-weapons arsenals. This is why we have proposed the formation of an unbiased organization and the disarmament of the nuclear powers. We don't need any weapons. We're a civilized, cultured people, and our history shows that we have never attacked another country. — Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Ban Ki-moon

The catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons require that it be treated as a top priority. Disarmament will work better than any alternative in reducing the risk of use. — Ban Ki-moon

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Ed Miliband

I want to move to a world of no nuclear weapons but I want to do that through multilateral disarmament so that we all disarm together. — Ed Miliband

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Susan Rice

For the United States to recommit itself to the obligation that we undertook in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty that many other states undertook, which was to work towards disarmament and the eventual elimination of nuclear weapons, is something that manifestly serves our national security interests. — Susan Rice

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Joseph Rotblat

Let me remind you that nuclear disarmament is not just an ardent desire of the people, as expressed in many resolutions of the United Nations. It is a legal commitment by the five official nuclear states, entered into when they signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty. — Joseph Rotblat

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Alan Bullock

History, well taught, is the demythologising of the past ... Take any important issue of our time - Northern Ireland, Nuclear Disarmament, Race, The Welfare State, South Africa - and it becomes impossible to seriously confront any of them without understanding their historical background. — Alan Bullock

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Ban Ki-moon

Nuclear disarmament is the only sane path to a safer world. — Ban Ki-moon

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Alan Cranston

There's a very simple reason for focusing on the nuclear issue. Many, many issues are of supreme importance in one way or another, but if we blow ourselves up with nuclear weapons, no other issue is really going to matter. Quite possibly there would be no other human beings left to be concerned about anything else. — Alan Cranston

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Dwight D. Eisenhower

The United States strongly seeks a lasting agreement for the discontinuance of nuclear weapons tests. We believe that this would be an important step toward reduction of international tensions and would open the way to further agreement on substantial measures of disarmament. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Herman Kahn

As for total disarmament, there are almost 50,000 nuclear weapons in the world today; even if they were banned, not all would be destroyed. — Herman Kahn

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Ban Ki-moon

Nuclear disarmament is one of the greatest legacies we can pass on to future generations. — Ban Ki-moon

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Fred Kaplan

The New START accord cuts the strategic nuclear arsenals on each side to 1,550 warheads. Can any of its critics make a case that our security would be imperiled if, the very next day, Obama and Medvedev made moves to take the levels down to 1,000 - then to 500?
If so, come show us the math. If not, it may be time to stop making arms control so politically complicated - time to stop letting arms control get in the way of disarmament. — Fred Kaplan

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Kai Bird

Most Americans have no memory of the designs Franklin Roosevelt's New Dealers had for postwar-American foreign policy. Human rights, self-determination and an end to European colonization in the developing world, nuclear disarmament, international law, the World Court, the United Nations - these were all ideas of the progressive left. — Kai Bird

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Ban Ki-moon

Some might complain that nuclear disarmament is little more than a dream. But that ignores the very tangible benefits disarmament would bring for all humankind. Its success would strengthen international peace and security. It would free up vast and much-needed resources for social and economic development. It would advance the rule of law. — Ban Ki-moon

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Ban Ki-moon

Do not hide behind utopian logic which says that until we have the perfect security environment, nuclear disarmament cannot proceed. This is old-think. This is the mentality of the Cold War era. We must face the realities of the 21st century. The Conference on Disarmament can be a driving force for building a safer world and a better future. — Ban Ki-moon

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Amit Ray

The role of United Nations is not policing but awakening the heart center of the humanity. — Amit Ray

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Iccho Itoh

The time has come for those nations that rely on the force of nuclear armaments to respectfully heed the voices of peace-loving people, not least the atomic bomb survivors, to strive in good faith for nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, and to advance towards the complete abolishment of all such weapons. — Iccho Itoh

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By David Penhaligon

To adopt nuclear disarmament would be akin to behaving like a virgin in a brothel. — David Penhaligon

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Jerry Hall

Mick Jagger and I just really liked each other a lot. We talked all night. We had the same views on nuclear disarmament. — Jerry Hall

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Sherman Alexie

When are we left-wingers going to learn that we are losing the cultural and political battle with conservatives because we are fractured into narcissistic special-interest groups? Why should an antiwar protestor be so concerned about her dietary identity? The political opinions of vegetarians and meat-eaters are, after all, equally important. And what does it tell us about vegetarians that it would never occur to meat-eaters to carry a sign that reads "Pacifist Pork Chop Lover for Peace" or "Backyard Rib Barbecuer for International Nuclear Disarmament"? — Sherman Alexie

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Pope Benedict XVI

One of the most serious [challenges] is increased military spending and the cost of maintaining and developing nuclear arsenals. Enormous resources are being consumed for these purposes, when they could be spent on the development of peoples, especially those who are poorest. For this reason I firmly hope that, during the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference to be held this May in New York, concrete decisions will be made towards progressive disarmament, with a view to freeing our planet from nuclear arms — Pope Benedict XVI

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Mikhail Gorbachev

It is my firm belief that the infinite and uncontrollable fury of nuclear weapons should never be held in the hands of any mere mortal ever again, for any reason. — Mikhail Gorbachev

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Douglas Roche

Extending social and economic development throughout the world and eliminating nuclear weapons from military arsenals are two fundamental prerequisites to replacing the culture of war with a culture of peace, and building true security for all the world's people. — Douglas Roche

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Michael Douglas

I have met with political leaders, legislators, and diplomats, seeking the next steps to press in reducing and eliminating the nuclear threat in this century. I have participated in public coalitions developing programmes for action to combat the global rash of small arms. All are trying and making a difference. — Michael Douglas

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Jo Walton

They could take the money from building enough nukes to kill all the Russians in the world and give it to libraries. What good does an independent nuclear deterrent do Britain, compared to the good of libraries? — Jo Walton

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Alfonso Garcia Robles

Convince all nuclear powers, including those which have been more reluctant up to now, of the necessity to respect the "vital interests" of all peoples and to become fully aware of the profound truth of the following conclusion which the United Nations approved by unanimity four years ago: "Mankind is confronted with a choice: we must halt the arms race and proceed to disarmament or face annihilation". — Alfonso Garcia Robles

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Eleanor Smeal

Nowhere have women been more excluded from decision-making than in the military and foreign affairs. When it comes to the military and questions of nuclear disarmament, the gender gap becomes the gender gulf. — Eleanor Smeal

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Hans Blix

For some twenty years the window that opened at the end of the Cold War has been allowed to hang flapping in the wind. It is high time that the five nuclear-weapon states take seriously their commitment to negotiate toward nuclear disarmament. — Hans Blix

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Pope John Paul II

With the persistence of tensions and conflicts in various parts of the world, the international community must never forget what happened at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as a warning and in incentive to develop truly effective and peaceful means of settling tensions and disputes. Fifty years after the Second World War, the leaders of nations cannot become complacent but rather should renew their commitment to disarmament and to the banishment of all nuclear weapons. — Pope John Paul II

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Susan Eisenhower

After the Cold War ended, there was an agreement between the former Soviet Union and America to convert weapons-grade nuclear materials into reactor-grade materials. So disarmament and nuclear energy actually are strongly linked. — Susan Eisenhower

Nuclear Disarmament Quotes By Tariq Ali

An act of unilateral nuclear disarmament by a European power would have a much more lasting impact than all the sanctions under consideration. Sanctions, as we know from the example of Iraq, always affect the least powerful citizens the most. — Tariq Ali