CND submits evidence to House of Commons Defence Committee inquiry into the INF Treaty

In November 2018 the House of Commons Defence Committee launched an inquiry into the INF treaty. On the 8th January CND submitted evidence to the inquiry. The full submission is available here.

Summary

  • The US announcement of their intention to withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Force (INF) Treaty with Russia is an extremely concerning development for global nuclear arms control.
  • The INF treaty marked the removal of US nuclear missiles from British soil. The destruction of this treaty raises serious concerns about British security.
  • We urge the British government to use all diplomatic means to encourage both sides to support the treaty and to resolve any disputes on violation of the treaty through negotiations.