Letter of 19 September 2001 with regard to the urgency of expanded
commitments to cooperative nuclear weapons and materials security and
George W. Bush, President of the United States
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500
Vladimir V. Putin, President of the Russian Federation
Director General Mohamed El-Baradei and IAEA General Conference
International Atomic Energy Agency
P.O. Box 100
Wagramer Strasse 5
A-1400 Vienna, Austria
Dear President Bush, President Putin, Dr. El-Baradei, and Delegates to the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency,
We are appalled by the terrorist attacks last week in New York and Washington DC. Our sympathies are with the innocent victims and their families and friends. But we are also extremely alarmed by this event. There can now be little doubt that if such terrorists obtain weapons of mass destruction in the future they will use them. It is imperative, therefore, that preventing terrorists from gaining access to the technologies and materials of weapons of mass destruction—including nuclear materials—be a high priority component of the new global battle against terrorism.
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Publication information: Book title: Tactical Nuclear Weapons: Time for Control. Contributors: Taina Susiluoto - Editor. Publisher: United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research. Place of publication: Geneva. Publication year: 2002. Page number: 30.
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