US Bishops voice concern over Trump decision to abandon nuclear deal with Russia

Reagan and Gorbachev signing INF Treaty - image White House

Reagan and Gorbachev signing INF Treaty - image White House

Source: USCCB

US Bishops have expressed concern over the Trump administration's decision to abandon a historic a treaty signed by Presidents Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachov in 1987 reducing the development of nuclear weapons.

Most Reverend Timothy Broglio, Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, Chairman of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on International Justice and Peace issued the following statement:

"I regret to learn of the US government's intention to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty that has served for over thirty years to reduce nuclear arsenals between the US and Russia significantly. Coupled with the news of the Russian reaction to this decision I am concerned for the potential of a new arms race created by these decisions. I ask all Catholics and people of good will to join in prayer for renewed, earnest dialogue among world leaders. May efforts on the part of all of us foster hope and encourage the aspiration of all peoples to live in peace and security."

Tags: Nuclear Weapons, Peace, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, USCCB, Archbishop Timothy Broglio, Ronald Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachov

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