Ted Kaufman - United States Senator for Delaware

Kaufman Praises New START Treaty

Says He’s Pleased that it Contains Mechanisms to Ensure Verification and Transparency

March 26, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ted Kaufman (D-Del.) released the following statement after it was announced that President Obama and Russian President Medvedev will meet to sign a new START treaty.

“I am pleased that President Obama and President Medvedev agreed to a new Strategic Arms (START) treaty, which is critical toward ensuring global security.  This landmark agreement limits nuclear weapons below the levels established by the first START Treaty, without placing any constraints on missile defense or conventional strike capabilities.  I am also pleased that this treaty contains the necessary mechanisms to ensure verification and transparency, and will be signed in time for next month’s non-proliferation summit, which will reaffirm American leadership in promoting a stronger international non-proliferation regime.  I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Senate to consider ratification of this treaty when President Obama submits it to Congress.”

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