President Niinistö implied that Sweden does not ratify treaty banning nuclear weapons

President Sauli Niinistö has implied that Sweden would not ratify the treaty banning nuclear weapons but would support the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. According to Mr Niinistö, Sweden’s answer to the question will come after a year. Finland has only signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which also includes nuclear weapon states. Foreign Affairs Minister Timo Soini says that it remains to be seen what Sweden does, but Finland is not to sign the treaty banning nuclear weapons. It did not even take part in the negotiations.

Date: 28.11.2017
Journalist: Johannes Ijäs
Main source: President Sauli Niinistö, Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini

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