The U.S. Senate, Not the U.N., Will Be the Judge of This Treaty

Conn Carroll /

Last week, after the Kremlin leaked news that Presidents Barack Obama and Dmitri Medvedev had reached agreement on a new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released a statement including:

I hope that this new treaty can be ratified without delay so as to allow its expeditious implementation.

Secretary-General Ki-moon’s offices at U.N. headquarters in New York do enjoy the protection of United States security, but perhaps the head of the UN should not be deciding when a treaty is ready to be ratified. (more…)