Global Security: Non-Proliferation - Foreign Affairs Committee Contents

E-mail from Janet Phipps

    —  The Non-Proliferation Treaty has been effective in preventing the spread of nuclear weapons to other countries.

    —  However the P5 far from honouring their commitments under Article 6 of the NPT, are modernising their nuclear arsenals.

    —  Unless there is genuine movement on the part of the P5, the NPT is in danger of collapse.

    —  The UK could take a world lead in honouring its commitments under Article 6 and abandoning plans to renew Trident.

    —  The agreement to site US missile defence interceptors in Poland has produced a predictably dangerous response from Russia.

    —  The UK should refuse to allow the US to use the Yorkshire bases of Fylingdales and Menwith Hill for the US missile defence system, which is leading to a new arms race.

25 August 2008

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