Statement by the President on Senator McCain's speech about a world without nuclear weapons

The White House

Statement by the President on Senator McCain's speech about a world without nuclear weapons

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary
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For Immediate Release                              June 3, 2009

Statement by the President on Senator McCain’s speech about a world without nuclear weapons

I welcome Senator McCain’s important statement on President Reagan’s legacy and the need to move toward a world free of nuclear weapons.  In my speech in Prague, I outlined my agenda for keeping the American people safe from the dangers posed by nuclear weapons, and I am grateful to John McCain for his leadership on these critical issues.  I have outlined an ambitious strategy for promoting arms control and preventing nuclear terrorism and proliferation, which is already bearing fruit.  I look forward to working with Senator McCain and the entire Congress to ensure that we accomplish these goals together for the American people and the security of the entire planet.