Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright
Statement on Report on Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
Washington, D.C., January 5, 2001
As released by the Office of the Spokesman
U.S. Department of State

SECRETARY ALBRIGHT: General Shalikashvili has performed another great service for the nation. Yesterday, he presented to me his report on his consultations with the Senate and independent experts on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty. I appreciate the excellent and comprehensive work he has done.

I believe the General's thorough assessment will provide the basis for thoughtful consideration of these issues by the new Administration and the new Congress. I urge them to look at these questions on their merits. They will have to decide what the right course is for America, but my view remains that eventual ratification of this Treaty, as one part of an overall nonproliferation strategy, will help guard America against nuclear dangers and make all Americans safer.

View the Report on-line at:

Report on the Findings and Recommendations
Concerning the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, Washington, DC, January 4, 2001