Message to the Congress Transmitting the Annual Report on Nuclear Nonproliferation

 

March 25, 1988

 

To the Congress of the United States:

 

I have reviewed the activities of the United States Government departments and agencies during the calendar year 1987 related to preventing nuclear proliferation, and I am pleased to submit my annual report pursuant to section 601(a) of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act of 1978 (Public Law 95 - 242).

 

The report concludes that the United States during 1987 continued to make significant progress in its efforts to achieve its non-proliferation goals.

 

As I have indicated in previous statements to the Congress, my central arms control objective has been to reduce substantially, and ultimately to eliminate, nuclear weapons and rid the world of the nuclear threat. The prevention of the spread of nuclear explosives to additional countries is an indispensable part of our efforts to meet this objective. I intend to continue my pursuit of this goal with untiring determination and a profound sense of personal commitment.

 

Ronald Reagan

 

The White House,

 

March 25, 1988.