The Swedish position regarding disarmament and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons is fixed. Any change has not occurred. Nuclear weapons are weapons of mass destruction whose consequences are extremely serious. The work against nuclear weapons will continue. Basic is our membership in the non-proliferation treaty NPT, to which Sweden acceded to the 1970. Now, when it is subjected to stress as the nuclear powers to develop new abilities and does not live up to the commitments on disarmament we are acting for disarmament and non-proliferation.
in Addition, all countries have a responsibility to protect its population on its own and in cooperation with other countries on weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons. Therefore, it is necessary to discuss with our partners about how we will meet the threat to our population from the use of weapons of mass destruction.
A visiting head of state is, under international law obliged to comply with the terms that Sweden imposes for the visit. This follows, inter alia, of the international legal principles of sovereignty. This was emphasized by the government in connection with the agreement on the värdlandsstöd with Nato was debated. It is still the government's view.
the Arguments that it created a ”close dependence of Nato's kärnvapenbeväpning” will be incorrect. The military alliansfriheten is fixed.
Then, in 2014, the Swedish defence alliances deepened significantly, for example when it comes to exercises. The Swedish armed forces have not participated in the exercises based on the use of nuclear weapons. From the government's side, there are no such go-ahead, whether formal or informal. Not any of the collaborations in which Sweden participates within the scope of cooperation on nuclear weapons.
As is known, there is no common operational planning drawn up between Sweden and Nato. Therefore arguments that it created a ”close dependence of Nato's kärnvapenbeväpning” incorrectly. The military alliansfriheten is fixed.
This means, among other things, enhanced cooperation within the Nordic countries and with a special role for Finland. Sweden and Finland have today, the joint planning beyond the peacetime conditions.
the baltic countries, other EUROPEAN countries, Nato's partnerships, the Uk, France and the transatlantic link to the united states and Canada are included in this samarbetssfär. For Sweden and the Nordic part is these collaborations important and have a crucial importance for the stability in our part of Europe.
the consultation period for submitting comments on the investigation about a possible Swedish ratification of the convention on the prohibition of nuclear weapons has expired. The government offices will now go through the received replies.