Quaker Lobby Expert on Nuclear Disarmament Available for Interviews

WASHINGTON--()--Anthony Wier, who directs the Friends Committee on National Legislation’s (FCNL) work on nuclear weapons policy is available for media interviews and commentary.

“Another war in the Korean Peninsula would be a disaster for the United States as well as North Korea. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un must work to avoid war”

As an expert on disarmament, Wier can offer independent analysis of the issues that will be negotiated during the June 12 US-North Korea Summit in Singapore.

“Another war in the Korean Peninsula would be a disaster for the United States as well as North Korea. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un must work to avoid war,” said Anthony Wier, FCNL’s legislative secretary on nuclear disarmament and Pentagon spending. “A summit is a start but not a solution. Both leaders must recognize that successful diplomacy will take a marathon, not a sprint.”

Wier has spent his professional life on nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament issues and is a leading expert on arms control. He started his career at the White House Office of Management and Budget overseeing, among other things, implementation of the US-North Korea Agreed Framework. He later joined Harvard University’s Project on Managing the Atom to advise U.S. policymakers on cooperative international nonproliferation efforts.

Prior to joining FCNL, Wier served as Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Department of State where he helped guide the department’s interactions with Congress. Before that assignment, he oversaw nonproliferation issues on the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff.

Wier also previously served on the professional staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, providing expert advice during debates on the 2010 New START Treaty. He also provided the committee advice on a range of other nonproliferation, nuclear weapons, international nuclear cooperation, international arms sales, and export control issues.

Although the US-North Korea summit will only be winding down on June 12 in Singapore (12 hours ahead of EDT), Wier will also be able to provide an early reaction to the results of the summit.

Founded in 1943 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), FCNL lobbies Congress and the administration for U.S. policies that advance peace, justice, and good government (www.fcnl.org).

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The Quaker lobby's nuclear disarmament expert, Anthony Wier, is available for interviews on issues covered at the June 12 US-North Korea Summit.

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