Ex­perts urge Trump to save nu­clear treaty

Belleville News-Democrat - - Nation & World -

Alarmed at what they see as dis­in­te­grat­ing curbs on nu­clear weapons, a bi­par­ti­san ar­ray of Amer­i­can non­pro­lif­er­a­tion ex­perts has urged Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump to sal­vage a Cold War-era treaty with Rus­sia that he has vowed to scrap.

The ex­perts said the In­ter­me­di­ate-Range Nu­clear Forces Treaty had re­duced the risk of nu­clear war. De­spite the treaty’s flaws, they said, the United States should work to fix the ac­cord.

One let­ter sent to the White House was signed by fig­ures in­clud­ing for­mer Sec­re­tary of State Ge­orge P. Shultz and for­mer Sens. Richard Lu­gar and Sam Nunn.

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