URGENT DISARM EYE ALERT: STOP DANGEROUS US/INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL IN LAME DUCK CONGRESS
The DISARM leadership team agreed November 10 that this is the most dangerous single item the Administration will try to push through the lame duck Congress is the US/India nuclear deal. This will in effect destroy the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and hasten both nuclear weapons and nuclear power proliferation in Asia and around the world. Val Mullen then immediately sent us this Alert from FCNL urging support for an ammendment that would keep India from producing more bombs.
Most WILPFers urge complete rejection of the agreement as virtually destroying the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty and fostering unchecked proliferation of both nuclear weapons and nuclear power. No national or international statement has yet been issued, however.
Go to the FCNL web site for background on their position, shared by WAND and other anti nuclear proliferation belt way lobbyists
CONTACT YOUR SENATORS AND ASK THEM TO SPEAK OUT STRONGLY AGAINST THE US/INDIAN NUCLEAR AGREEMENT.
Since passage in the current Congress is virtually assured (barring a filibuster or other maneuver by opponents) you may also wish to urge them to at least vote for an ammendment banning Indian development of additional nuclear weapons.
From the FCNL web site
Urge your senators to support nonproliferation amendments to the U.S.-India
nuclear deal (S. 3709) that would keep India from producing more nuclear
weapons. You can use FCNL¹s website www.fcnl.org to write a letter.
Mark your calendars: Next Tuesday, November 14th, FCNL is joining with other
peace groups for a national call-in day to amend the U.S. India nuclear
deal. Use FCNL¹s online congressional directory or call the Capitol Hill
switchboard at 1-202-224-3121, ask for your senators by name, and urge them
to amend the U.S.-India nuclear deal to keep India from producing more
In June 2005, President Bush and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh signed
a nuclear agreement that set the groundwork for the sharing of nuclear
technology and fuel with India. By providing India with nuclear fuel under
the agreement, the U.S. would free India¹s domestic uranium deposits for use
in production of more nuclear weapons. India is a known nuclear weapons
state that conducted nuclear testing most recently in 1998, and has not
signed the NPT, a treaty controlling the spread of nuclear weapons and
signed by 187 countries.
Before the deal can be approved, Congress must amend the Atomic Energy Act
to allow the U.S. to enable nuclear cooperation with India without requiring
India to sign the NPT or give up production of nuclear bomb making
materials. The House has already passed legislation allowing the deal to
proceed while the companion bill in the Senate has not received a vote on
The leadership in the Senate of both parties has publicly stated that it is
their priority to bring up the bill in the upcoming lame duck session.
Find out more...
See a timeline of the deal
What others are saying about the deal
Read an article from FCNL staff on the U.S. India Nuclear Deal, Loose
Nukes for India (TomPaine.com)