CTBTO / GEORGE SHULTZ

Preview Language:   Original
ENGLISH 22-Feb-2016 00:02:40
The United States should ratify the treaty banning nuclear tests “the sooner the better”, according to George Shultz, a former Republican presidential adviser known best as the Secretary of State under Ronald Reagan. CBTBO
Type
Language
Format
Acquire
/
English
Other Formats
Description
STORY: CTBTO / GEORGE SHULTZ
TRT: 02:40
SOURCES: CTBTO
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 18 FEBRUARY 2016, STANFORD UNIVERSITY CAMPUS, STANFORD, CALIFORNIA / FILE

SHOTLIST:

18 FEBRUARY 2016, STANFORD UNIVERSITY CAMPUS, STANFORD, CALIFORNIA

1. Wide shot, Students cycling and walking past Hoover Tower
2. Med shot, plaque reading “Herbert Hoover” Memorial exhibit pavilion
3. Tilt up, Hoover Institution
4. SOUNDBITE (English) George Shultz, Former US Secretary of State:
“We have to keep working on the problem of getting control over nuclear weapons, because nuclear weapons can wipe-out mankind. These weapons are now powerful beyond belief. And it’s also true that if there is a modest nuclear exchange between two nations, it affects the atmosphere and the whole globe would be affected by it. So we need to do everything we can to get this problem back under control better.”
5. Med shot, Shultz talking with Lassina Zerbo, Head of Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty organization
6. SOUNDBITE (English) George Shultz, Former US Secretary of State:
“If we were able to get the Treaty that’s been signed by many countries and been in existence for quite a while, the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty, if it could get ratified by the United States, it would be an important development in itself but it would also be part of rebuilding the momentum toward realizing how dangerous nuclear weapons are and getting rid of them.”

FILE – UNDATED

7. Various still shots, showing Shultz, Ronald Regan and Mikhail Gorbachev

18 FEBRUARY 2016, STANFORD UNIVERSITY CAMPUS, STANFORD, CALIFORNIA

8. SOUNDBITE (English) George Shultz, Former US Secretary of State:
“There is now a verification regime that is in place that wasn’t there when the CTBT was first signed by people, including by the United States. It was a prospect, but it wasn’t a reality. Now it is a reality.”
9. Med shot, Shultz talking with Zerbo
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Lassina Zerbo, CTBTO Executive Secretary:
“As we commemorate 20 years of CTBT, I think we need that wake up call for people to realise that it’s a matter of urgency that this Treaty enters into force.”
11. Med shot, Shultz talking with Zerbo
12. SOUNDBITE (English) George Shultz, Former US Secretary of State:
“The US should ratify the CTBT in my opinion the sooner the better. For two reasons; number one, the CTBT on its own merits will make us and the world safer. And second, because the ratification would have an impact on the general atmosphere around the world, and tend to have an atmosphere, once again picking up on the momentum of reducing the number of nuclear weapons and getting better controls.”
13. Wide shot, student walks away from the camera, under an arched cover-way

STORYLINE:

The United States should ratify the treaty banning nuclear tests “the sooner the better”, according to George Shultz, a former Republican presidential adviser known best as the Secretary of State under Ronald Reagan.

Shultz said “we have to keep working on the problem of getting control over nuclear weapons, because nuclear weapons can wipe-out mankind. Nuclear weapons are now powerful beyond belief.”

At 95 years old, Shultz says we are at a critical moment in history.

He said that if there was “a modest nuclear exchange between two nations, it affects the atmosphere and the whole globe would be affected by it.”

One element of the problem is the testing of nuclear weapons, he said, stressing that “if the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) can be ratified by the United States, it would be an important development in itself but it will also be part of rebuilding the momentum toward realising how dangerous nuclear weapons are and getting rid of them.”

Shultz described the CTBT as “one of the most important” treaties around, in the margins of a meeting with Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organization at Stanford University. Shultz currently serves as a distinguished fellow at the University’s Hoover Institution.

US ratification of the CTBT, Shultz says, would have a positive impact on the general atmosphere around the world.

This year marks the 20th anniversary since the CTBT opened for signature. But the Treaty is still not inforce. The U.S. is one of eight countries that must ratify it before it can become international law.
Series
Category
Geographic Subjects
Creator
CTBTO
Alternate Title
unifeed160222d
Asset ID
1568485