Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | December 23, 2010

Statement by CTBTO Executive Secretary Tibor Tóth on approval by the United States of the New START Treaty

On Wednesday, 22 December, 2010, the United States Senate, with a 71-26 vote, ratified the “New START” agreement on bilateral strategic arms reductions with Russia.

Welcoming this development, Tibor Tóth, the Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) made the following statement:

Vienna, 23 December 2010

VIENNA – “I welcome the commitment, the tireless effort and the bipartisanship that has resulted in winning passage for the New START Treaty in the US Senate. I congratulate all the players, not the least President Barack Obama, whose steady hand has guided passage of the accord to its successful conclusion,” Tóth said.

“New START has a pivotal role to play in strengthening US-Russia relations. Support for the Treaty also indicates the gravity with which nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament is regarded,” Tóth said.

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