Thursday, May 26, 2005

Help The UN Day

LGF reports a the burning question that has stopped the month-long UN Conference on Nuclear Proliferation addressing the North Korean and Iranian weapons programs. In the interests of international progress, Gandalf here provides the answer.

The 188 parties to the 1970 Non-Proliferation Treaty are near the end of a month-long conference that participants said would almost certainly fail to agree on any steps to improve the pact aimed at halting the spread of nuclear arms.

“The chances are very slim,” said Abdul Minty, head of South Africa’s delegation, “There is a big divide ... The U.S. is developing new nuclear weapons and we want to know against whom.”

Here's the answer for Mr Minty:

The US is developing new nuclear weapons (and assorted other nasty things) to use against Iran, North Korea, China and Russia. That's because each of these nations has threatened to attack the US with nuclear weapons.

Hope that's all clear now Mr Minty.