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ICAN Response to Pentagon Broadening "Extreme Circumstances" for Use of Nukes

WASHINGTON -

Statement from Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of ICAN:

"These new leaks from the Pentagon show they are trying to make it easier for Donald Trump to use nuclear weapons. Does anybody seriously think it was not easy enough already? There is something seriously wrong with an administration who thinks the unilateral power for one person to end the world is somehow not enough power. Common sense must prevail, and the US must move to a world where the use of nuclear weapons is less likely, not more likely. They are winding the Doomsday Clock in the wrong direction."

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The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a coalition of more than 400 non-governmental organisations in 95 countries. We are calling on governments to launch negotiations on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons, which would place them on the same legal footing as chemical and biological weapons and help pave the way to their complete elimination.

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