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Britain is now undermining the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT)

ICAN (accessed) 3rd May 2021, Five Ways the UK is Undermining the NPT. The NPT has played an unparalleled
role in curtailing the nuclear arms race and it continues to play a role in keeping the world safe. It is at the centre of international efforts to stop the spread of nuclear weapons, to create a nuclear weapon free world,and to enable access to the peaceful use of nuclear energy.”

But the UK has now taken steps which dangerously undermine this crucial treaty. In its Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy, the UK government announced that it will increase the maximum size of its
nuclear arsenal and reduce the information it provides about it.

Having consistently committed itself over the past decade to reducing its stockpile to a maximum of 180 warheads by the mid 2020s, the UK has now raised this limit to 260, an increase of over 40%. At the same time, the UK will no longer release operational stockpile, deployed warhead or deployed missile numbers.

May 4, 2021 - Posted by | politics international, UK, weapons and war

1 Comment »

  1. You’re looking at this the wrong way (according to the corporate media, politicians from the Tories and Labour parties and my local MP, Peter Gibson). What matters is not the illegality of the UK’s actions, nor the increasing threat of mass death and irradiation from our illegal stock of nuclear weapons of mass destruction. No, we should be punishing the people of Iran because their anti-American government has possibly, maybe, perhaps considered the possibility of thinking about developing a nuclear ‘deterrent’ of its own against nuclear-armed, apartheid Israel (which in 1975 tried to sell nuclear weapons to apartheid South Africa). That’s where we should focus your attention. Apparently.

    Comment by John Smith | May 4, 2021 | Reply

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