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Queen Noor’s Global Zero Call on Obama and Medvedev

Queen Noor has a formidable reputation in Jordan for her humanitarian efforts, and as of late has turned her attention to nuclear non-proliferation. Last month, the Queen and her members of her organization Global Zero presented a plan to eliminate nuclear weapons by the year 2030. Most recently, she called on presidents Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev to significantly cut their arsenals.

The Associated Press reports,

President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in April issued a joint statement committing themselves to the goal of a nuclear weapons-free world. The two leaders are to meet Monday in Moscow for talks that many expect will lead to a framework agreement on new weapons cuts beyond the START-1 treaty that expires this year.

Noor told CNN that a reduction in aramaments will encourage multilateral negotiations with other nuclear countries and deter those aspiring to the zeniths of radioactivity.

Noor noted that the world’s 40 countries with nuclear capabilities can produce an additional 100,000 bombs which could fall into the hands of terrorists. Non-proliferation, she said, is also essential to securing long-term peace in the region.

— Tina Carter, Trinity ’10
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