USA: Nuclear Weapons

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 12th February 2019.

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Photo of Lloyd Russell-Moyle Lloyd Russell-Moyle Labour/Co-operative, Brighton, Kemptown

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the US withdrawal from the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, whether US intermediate-range nuclear weapons be accepted for deployment within UK land borders.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

There has been no request from the US to deploy new missiles to Europe. As NATO made clear in a recent statement on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, NATO continues to review closely the security implications of Russian intermediate-range missiles and will continue to take steps necessary to ensure the credibility and effectiveness of the Alliance's overall deterrence and defence posture. Allies will continue to consult each other regularly with a view to ensuring our collective security.

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