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I have received a statement by US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher regarding Mr. Lula. Please feel free to forward it. For more information on Rep. Rohrabacher, please see his website: http://www.house.gov/rohrabacher/

Cordially, Robert M.J. White / Inter-American News Service

September 26, 2002

US House of Representatives International Affairs Committee Member, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, Expresses Concerns about Nuclear Comments by Brazilian Presidential Candidate

Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) today expressed serious concerns about Brazilian presidential candidate Mr. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's, criticism of Brazil's adherence to the Treaty on nuclear non-proliferation (NPT). Rohrabacher quoted him as saying that Brazil's adherence to the treaty "would make sense only if all countries that already have nuclear weapons also gave them up." Congressman Rohrabacher, a senior member of the International Relations Committee, said that Lula da Silva's comments on nuclear weapons reflect a belligerence that could poison U.S. Brazilian relations. Since a Silva is ahead in the opinion polls in the upcoming presidential election, his comments on nuclear weapons should be a warning to the peace-loving citizens of the U.S. and Brazil alike, Rohrabacher said. Preventing the spread of nuclear weapons has been a high priority for the United States and countries in Latin America, as well. Ending the development of nuclear weapons in Latin America not only has reduced the risks of deadly conflict, but has also meant many hundreds of millions of dollars have been available for peaceful purposes like education and health care.

Rohrabacher also called into question Lula da Silva's leadership in creating "the Forum of Sao Paulo." "That forum and its participants don't reflect a commitment to peace and progress, much less democracy, Rohrabacher said. Rohrabacher noted both the fact that the Forum of Sao Paolo recently met in communist Cuba and the radical and anti-democratic nature of its participants.

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