Five NATO States Want U.S. Nukes Out of Europe, Report Says
Friday, Feb. 19, 2010
Five European nations are set to call on the United States to remove all nuclear weapons from the continent, Agence France-Presse reported today (see GSN, Feb. 17).
NATO members Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Norway are expected to make the request “in the coming weeks” that “nuclear arms on European soil belonging to other NATO member states are removed,” according to a spokesman for Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme.
“It’s a question of launching the debate at the heart of NATO,” Dominique Dehaene said.