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Nukes in Finland Would Violate NPT: Legal Expert


Euroweekly reports that Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin recently said: “I think it’s very important that we don’t set any preconditions or limit our own room for manoeuvre when it comes to permanent bases or nuclear weapons.’

The outlet also reports: “Earlier this month, the Polish government said it had held talks with Washington about hosting U.S. nuclear weapons, but the Americans have not confirmed this. Polish President Andrzej Duda said there was a ‘potential opportunity’ for his country to engage in ‘nuclear sharing.'”

Quigley is professor emeritus of international law at Ohio State University,

He said today: “The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, to which the United States and most states of the world are party, prohibits the transfer of nuclear weapons from one country to another. Were the United States to give Finland nuclear weapons to be positioned in Finnish territory, both states would be in violation.”

Quigley’s books include The Ruses for War. He has written about Ukraine for the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law.

Note IPA news release from Wednesday: “Nuclear Netanyahu.”