For Immediate Release

Statement on Putin's Cool Nukes Comment from ICAN

WASHINGTON - "Putin's statement makes it clear we are in a new arms race that will put us under the terror of a new Cold War, in constant fear of death at any instant. While Russia and the US compare the size of their arsenals, the rest of the world is joining a treaty that bans them."

- Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of ICAN

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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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