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Tuesday, May 2, 2000

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  • Nuclear Truth Commission Meets at the UN

    In a bid to deflect criticism of their nuclear disarmament records, the five recognized nuclear powers pledged today to completely eliminate their nuclear weapons but gave no time frame or new plans to actually get rid of their arsenals. In a joint statement, the United States, Russia, China, France and Britain said they were "unequivocally committed" to fulfilling the goal of a world free of nuclear arms enshrined in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. The statement was issued at a UN conference reviewing the treaty and was already under criticism from disarmament groups as not going far enough. [includes rush transcript]