Saddam Hussein has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do.
We have to get rid of those nuclear weapons.
There is nothing worth having that can he obtained by nuclear war - nothing material or ideological - no tradition that it can defend. It is utterly self-defeating.
The main points were one, the amount of Israel's nuclear weapons, how many Israel had, that no one could predict or know, including the CIA. They were thinking about a number like 10 or 15. But I came out with a number between 150 to 200.
All these, this cartel of spies who kidnapped me was the same group also involved in the nuclear proliferation during the Cold War.
Well, I probably, I guess first became aware of the whole, what I call the nuclear complex or weapons work those kinds of things, right out of law school.
One of the parts of this that I studied over in France when I went over on a governmental exchange, and I studied the whole nuclear waste issue.
The United States and the other original nuclear weapons states have all agreed to a voluntary moratorium on fissile material production.
I think the inherent right of the Government to lie to save itself when facing a nuclear disaster is basic.
We have got thousands of nuclear weapons in order to achieve deterrence.
There are all kinds of letters and protests that come from, not surprisingly, Japanese fishermen, the fishermen's wives there are student groups, all different types of people the protest against the Americans' use of the Pacific for nuclear testing.
Penn State in 1955 became the first university to be issued a federal license to operate a nuclear reactor, which it continues to use for studies in the peaceful uses of atomic energy and the training of nuclear industry personnel.
It's ridiculous that time and time again we need a radioactive cloud coming out of a nuclear power-station to remind us that atomic energy is extraordinarily dangerous.
I remember fear and I remember the potential of nuclear war.
It was also during my tenure of office that the Japanese Government agreed to the conclusion of a Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and signed it, pursuing a policy in harmony with the avowed desire of the people.
It is the earnest hope of our people that the world may see the day when all nuclear weapons are abolished.
I visited the Chinese side last year. The Chinese are in a constant state of military readiness. They have all their nuclear weapons in the area, presumably trained on targets across the border.
When we're talking about technology that involves weapons of mass destruction, nuclear, chemical or biological weapons, there has to be an element of preemption.
Don't let that weapon technology proliferate. Don't let Saddam Hussein get capability for nuclear or chemical weapons, because he's already shown a willingness to use any weapon at his disposal.
We may yet work up to some serious shooting war, or maybe some acts of urban genocide committed with rogue nuclear weapons. But if that were the case, why would we call that 911 If Washington disappeared in a mushroom cloud, we'd give that huge event a different name.
The Pacific had great hope that when the former President Mitered decided to halt nuclear testing, we had put behind us the issue of nuclear states testing their weapons in our Pacific region.
When I started walking and I looked down and I saw on the floor this water, which looked like, you know, water in your basement except it happened to be in the auxiliary building of a nuclear power plant.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission and EPA, et cetera, had worked out what allowable releases are.
None of us are nuclear experts, but we know that if there is a melt-down and breach of containment, that's clearly the most odious thing that could happen.
All of the information that we were getting up to that time from the NRC people, from our people who knew something about nuclear power, was that the breach of the core was not a likelihood to happen.