Moniz on risks of abandoning the Iran Deal, Gov. Brown on securing radiological material and more.

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October 5, 2017 Moniz: The World Can’t Afford a Nuclear Iran. Keep the Current Deal

“If the president pulls the United States out [of the Iran deal]… he will trigger a crisis that will significantly increase nuclear dangers,” says NTI Co-Chairman and CEO Ernest Moniz in a new op-ed in The Boston Globe. Moniz, principal negotiator of the final Iran agreement nuclear provisions, adds that “for the United States to now turn its back on this deal would be more than an embarrassment, it would be an unconscionably perilous act.” Read the full op-ed here. For background on Iran’s nuclear program, including a video on its progress adhering to the deal, CLICK HERE Nunn & Moniz Call For Diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula in Op-Ed for CNN In an op-ed published by, NTI Co-Chairman Sam Nunn and Co-Chairman and CEO Ernest Moniz call for leaders in China and the United States to pursue diplomatic efforts with North Korea. "The United States and North Korea are increasingly at risk of military conflict—most probably through an accident or miscalculation, but possibly a deliberate decision," Nunn and Moniz wrote. Read the full op-ed, and click here for NTI’s North Korea resources, including our missile test database, by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS). READ MORE NTI Partners with the State of California on Radiological “Dirty Bomb” Risk Reduction NTI, in cooperation with our Board Member California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. and the CA Dept. of Public Health, hosted a private meeting last week with more than 80 hospital, university and business leaders, and state government officials, on securing and/or replacing radiological sources that could be stolen and used to build radioactive “dirty bombs.” These materials, like Cesium-137, can be found at hospitals and research facilities in California and around the country. “There is an insufficient awareness of the real risks associated with Cesium-137 and the alternatives that are available,” Gov. Brown said at the gathering. READ MORE Statement from NTI on the Passing of Paul Otellini “We are deeply saddened by the loss of our Board Member Paul Otellini, an accomplished and innovative business leader with a commitment to public service for the greater good. We were honored at NTI to be the beneficiaries of Paul’s extraordinary expertise and experience, his energy and creative spirit, his compassion and good humor. He was committed to the challenge of addressing global threats and always optimistic about the future. Our thoughts are with his wife Sandy and his entire family during this difficult time.” READ MORE

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Every day, NTI works to protect our lives, livelihoods, environment, and quality of life from the risks posed by weapons of mass destruction and disruption, now and for future generations. More NTI News

- Ignore Kim Jong Un’s taunts, William J. Perry tells President Trump in a new POLITICO Op-Ed. - On Friday, October 6th at a side event of the United Nations First Committee session, participants in the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV) will discuss the initiative’s progress and future plans in addressing the technical challenges involved in verifying nuclear disarmament. - Erin D. Dumbacher has joined NTI as Program Officer for Scientific and Technical Affairs, focusing on strengthening cybersecurity for nuclear weapons systems and facilities and improving nuclear materials security globally. Learn about the expertise she brings to NTI. - New analysis for NTI from CNS expert Andrea Berger examines the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty from conception to negotiation to adoption of the Treaty’s text. Read it here. - Beenish Pervaiz, a Stanford graduate student who just finished a summer internship at NTI, offers “six reasons the developing world should care about global health security” on Atomic Pulse. News from Our Global Leadership Networks

- Three years ago the Younger Generation Leaders Network on Euro-Atlantic Security (YGLN) was founded by NTI, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the European Leadership Network, and the Russian International Affairs Council. This network of emerging young leaders was established in response to the crisis in Ukraine, with the goal of convening young people from Ukraine, Russia, Europe and the United States to build relationships and seek better mutual understanding after recent upheaval in the region. Read about YGLN’s most recent meeting in Minsk, Belarus.


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