AGAINST THE THREAT OF NUCLEAR WAR
International Progress Organization has endorsed the following Appeal
launched by the Citizens' Initiative against the Threat of Nuclear War:
horror we have learned that the United
according to officially confirmed reports, is working on the development of
generation of nuclear weapons which,
under certain circumstances,
might be used for a first strike.
Iraq, Iran, Libya, Syria, North Korea
- are mentioned as possible
- in addition to
Russia and China
co-operate with the US in the worldwide coalition against terror.
renouncement of the ABM treaty on limiting the number of defensive missiles,
this is a further step towards a disastrous destabilization of the world. It
must be assumed that such announcements will lead to countermeasures in
those countries which are mentioned as possible targets
a nuclear attack.
drastically increases the danger that in a critical international situation
might lead to a massive use of nuclear weapons and possibly to a no longer
controllable escalation towards
worldwide nuclear war.
that the government of the United
stop the development of these new nuclear weapons immediately and declare
that it will,
under no circumstances,
use nuclear weapons first.
weapons must never
be used. This is
common vital interest of all inhabitants of our earth."
END/Appeal against Nuclear War / 2002-05-03/17702c-is