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Morning Update: Nuclear Drawdowns

by campaign2008
May 28, 2008

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) delivered a speech that called for a binding accord with Russia on nuclear disarmament. He also said he would reconsider his past opposition to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).

The campaign of Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) released a statement emphasizing what it says is his leadership on nuclear nonproliferation issues.

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY), in her response to the McCain speech, said in a statement she would implement a policy of “vigorous diplomacy with Iran to stop its nuclear program.” She also said she would support the ratification of the CTBT, and negotiate “deep and verifiable reductions in nuclear weapons” with Russia.

All three presidential candidates will issue a joint statement on the crisis in Darfur on Wednesday. “Today, we wish to make clear to the Sudanese government that on this moral issue of tremendous importance, there is no divide between us,” the statement will say. The statement does not call for any specific legislative action, according to the New York Times.

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