The United Kingdom surprisingly announced last week that it had changed its goal of reducing the number of nuclear warheads to a maximum of 180 nuclear warheads and instead raising the ceiling to 260. The country aims to reduce the number for 30 years.
Ann Lindy responded to the letter during her visit to Brussels on Monday.
It’s a step in the wrong direction. Linde tells SVT Nyheter that we are working hard on the Swedish side for nuclear arms control and nuclear disarmament.
What are you going to do about it?
We work within the framework of the so-called Stockholm Initiative at the end of the United Nations Conference on Disarmament. It was postponed due to the epidemic.
On Sunday, Russia criticized Britain’s message, according to the news agency Reuters.
Now Sweden agrees with the criticism, even if the tone is not loud.
Cooperates with Germany
In August 2020, Prime Minister Stefan Lovin (S) and Anne Lindy wrote a debate on nuclear weapons in DN“Common security is threatened by nuclear weapons. Anyone who claims that nuclear weapons are a protection forgets that they have the power to destroy us all,” they wrote.
Then they mentioned that Sweden and Germany had brought together 14 other countries for a global initiative to increase disarmament.
– It’s in the wrong direction. This is something that we bring up with the UK when we have talks with them, says Ann Lindy.