Now is the time for sanity regarding nuclear weapons


To the Editor:

In recent weeks the mass media has been stating that President Trump has very few viable options to address the alarmingly hostile situation with North Korea. But President Trump does have one excellent option that is almost never mentioned in the mass media. On July 7, 2017 the United Nations adopted a treaty to ban nuclear weapons globally. This historic treaty will be open to all nations for signature on September 20, 2017. The United States could and should exert all of its diplomatic leadership to convince the other nine nuclear bomb nations including North Korea to sign this life saving, humanitarian treaty. North Korea, the other current nuclear bomb nations, and other nation’s with nuclear bomb ambitions in the future surely will not give up their nuclear arsenals unless and until the United States is willing to agree to a worldwide ban on nuclear weapons. The time for nuclear weapons sanity is now!

Bill Waters, Pax Christi Rhode Island