The New Age Peace Foundation & Haider Rizvi / The Pakistan Daily Times & Batsheva Sobelman / The New York Times – 2013-10-12 02:19:45
US Launches Six
Nuclear-Capable Missiles in September
The New Age Peace Foundation
(October 8, 2013) — On September 22 and 26, the United States conducted tests of the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. The Minuteman III is the United States’ land-based missile that is capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to any target on Earth.
Rick Wayman, NAPF Director of Programs, criticized the US for conducting these provocative tests, particularly on significant dates. The first test took place just hours after the end of the International Day of Peace on September 21.
The second test took place on September 26, the same day as the High-Level Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament at the United Nations.
Wayman said, “Instead of honoring the significance of these dates and working in good faith to achieve nuclear disarmament, the United States has chosen to test its Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles.”
The US Navy also test-fired four submarine-launched ballistic missiles in the Atlantic Ocean on September 10 and 12.