AFF/CTBT: CTBT DEFEAT INHERENCY
CTBT DEFEAT HAS SHATTERED USA NON-PROLIFERATION POLICIES WITH SO-CALLED "ROGUE" STATES
Martin Woollacott, The Guardian (London), October 15, 1999 SECTION: Guardian Leader Pages; Pg. 22 HEADLINE: America: selfish, foolish and endangering the world; Xenophobes in the US senate have sent out a dangerous message // ln-10-29-99-acs
The whole American strategy in the subcontinent after the nuclear tests of 1998 is now damaged, since it was based on the idea that the CTBT would provide a solution. In North Korea, who can say what will be the effect on the recent American brokered settlement under which Pyongyang agreed to forego missile tests as well as apparently confirming once again that it will not go ahead with power stations producing weapons grade plutonium? At the least to suggest that if the Americans cheat like this, there is no great shame or risk in cheating back. In Iraq, the justification of American policy as one of counter-proliferation looks even more tattered.