Annan: Wake Up and Take Control of Nuclear Arms Situation

“United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Tuesday during a speech at Princeton University that there is an urgent need to confront the danger of nuclear weapons, and both disarmament and nonproliferation must be pursued simultaneously to achieve progress on either front.

“We are asleep at the controls of a fast-moving aircraft. Unless we wake up and take control, the outcome is all too predictable,” Annan said. “We cannot choose between nonproliferation and disarmament. We must tackle both tasks with the urgency they demand.” More

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