Tuesday, June 28, 2005

This Washington Post Article discusses a possible new Presidential Executive Order that could assist in halting the spread of WMD materials and technology. Hoping to be signed by President Bush before his upcoming G-8 Summit in Scotland, the new Order seeks to freeze the assets of proliferators and prohibiting Americans from engaging in transactions with them. These proliferators are eight companies, three of which are located in North Korea. The rest are Iranian, and Syrian. This resembles the measures taken after the 9-11 of attacks by freezing certain assets of individuals. This Order would go even further and affect even foreign banks that do buisness with those eight companies targeted. Seems like the President needs to sign this in order to bring it up at the G-8 Summit. North Korea WMD proliferation should definately be included for an issue of discussion.

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