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China should be brought into efforts to reduce the global stock of nuclear weapons, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday.

"We're committed to nuclear arms reduction, and indeed we believe that China should be brought into strategic nuclear arms reduction," Johnson said.

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Mar 16th, 2021 at 05:57:10 PM EST
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Britain's Nuke Increase Is In Breach Of Its NPT Obligations | MoA |

Britain is lifting the cap on the number of Trident nuclear warheads it can stockpile by more than 40%, Boris Johnson will announce on Tuesday, ending 30 years of gradual disarmament since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The UK has signed the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) as a nuclear weapon state. Britain, by increasing its stockpile of nuclear weapons, is now in breach of Article VI of the treaty.

    Arms Control and Proliferation Profile: The United Kingdom - last reviewed July 2019

    The United Kingdom maintains an arsenal of 215 nuclear weapons and has reduced its deployed strategic warheads to 120, which are fielded solely by its Vanguard-class submarines under its maritime-only deterrence strategy. The UK is actively reducing its nuclear stockpile and plans to reach 180 nuclear weapons by the mid-2020s, which will represent a 65 percent reduction since the height of the Cold War.

by Oui on Tue Mar 16th, 2021 at 07:18:51 PM EST
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