2002 September 17 Tuesday
U.S. envoy tries to convince Europe to be relevant

John Wolf, assistant secretary for the Bureau of Nonproliferation in the State Department, paid a visit to Brussels and politely asked them to stop being irrelevant:

In a politely worded snipe at Europe's tendency to place its trust in multilateral agreements and international law, he said it was important not to get lost in an "endless circular debate about the architecture of non-proliferation".

"When you talk about Iran or Iraq or North Korea we're talking about real countries developing real weapons capabilities that pose real threats in the regions where they're located, real threats to the U.S. and our friends, real threats to Europe."

He thinks we should try to not only slow, but even to stop and reverse the proliferation of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2002 September 17 10:57 AM  Europe and America


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