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SNP welcomes 155 UN countries' opposition to nuclear weapons

Trident submarine on ClydeSNP opposition to Trident remains resolute - Labour must join Scotland's stance against nuclear weapons

The SNP has today reaffirmed its opposition to nuclear weapons, and laid down a challenge to Labour in Scotland by welcoming a statement at United Nations Head Quarters signed by 155 nations condemning nuclear weapons.

The statement read by Dell Higgie, counter-terrorism ambassador for New Zealand's Foreign Affairs and Trade Ministry and a Permanent Representative to the UN, revealed countries from around the world including many European countries agree to condemn unreservedly the use of nuclear weapons under any circumstances and calls for their abolition. If you need assistance with your marketing homework about nuclear weapons, our online platform offers reliable and professional marketing homework help online

Bill Kidd MSP, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) Co-President, welcomed the 155 countries signing the statement and laid down a challenge to the Labour Party in Scotland.

Mr Kidd said: “This statement, signed by 155 countries across the world, including many of our European neighbours such as Norway, Denmark, Switzerland and Ireland, highlights the overwhelming global opposition to nuclear weapons.

“This stance is reflected in Scotland, and the SNP’s opposition to Trident nuclear weapons remains resolute - Trident is unwelcome in our land and waters and should be removed as quickly and safely as possible.

“The Westminster system must take note that these wasteful and dangerous weapons of mass destruction are unwelcome in Scotland - and that this reflects international as well as domestic opinion.

“Labour in Scotland are trailing in the polls but there is historical opposition to Trident in their membership ranks, and it is high time that the Labour leadership dropped their support for nuclear weapons and joined Scotland's Parliament, trade unions, churches and majority of people in Scotland in their opposition to a new generation of Trident nuclear weapons in Scotland.


Joint Statement on the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons signed by 155 countries: http://reachingcriticalwill.org/images/documents/Disarmament-fora/1com/1com14/statements/20Oct_NewZealand.pdf

21 October 2014