Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle welcomed today’s decision by the US Administration to reveal information relating to its nuclear weapons arsenal. Speaking in Berlin today (3 May) he said:
”I welcome this courageous decision by the US Administration. It underlines the fact that the US is aware of its responsibility in the disarmament process. For from transparency grows confidence – the fundamental prerequisite for further progress on disarmament. This is a strong signal to all participants in the NPT Review Conference in New York to play their part in ensuring that the conference is a success.“
The Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference, which takes place every five years to consider important issues relating to nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, began in New York today.