"the uk should not accede to the UN convention on the prohibition of nuclear weapons, considers the armed Forces."
"That would hinder cooperation with other countries and thus the defense of the country, assesses the authority."
" A world without nuclear weapons would be a better world. The goal is overall, " says the commander in chief Micael Bydén to the TT."
"But – the investigation on the UN convention, which the government received, believes that a connection would not benefit the interests of Sweden and defensive capabilities."
"– The conclusion parts of the armed Forces, " says Bydén, when the authority now submits its reply to the government."
"the Government has in the UN voted yes to the convention in 2017 and has had the aim to join. But it can only be done if parliament says yes. So far, 23 countries have ratified – approved in their parliaments – the agreement. None of them are nuclear powers. It required 50 affiliated countries for the convention to enter into force."
"– But it is not through this agreement and the ban should go, " says COMMANDER."
"the main Reason is that the Swedish defence policy focus involves a collaboration with other countries, mainly in Finland, but also within Nato with nuclear-weapon states the US, the Uk and France, within the EU and with the rest of the Nordic countries."
"– The cooperation is likely to be affected, " says Bydén."
"the armed Forces interpret the ban as a very far-reaching. It also prohibits activities that contribute to a nuclear capability. The supreme COMMANDER gives examples of how Sweden would not be able to practice with aircraft or vessels from other countries, simply because they have the ability to carry nuclear weapons."
"If they can't come here on the basis of this convention, or we can't get to them and practicing, so is it a concern," he says."
"Sweden can also miss out on technical development, and may not be able to have staff in the international ledningsstaber, believe the armed Forces."
"Why, for example, New Zealand, which is militarily allied with the united states, come to a different conclusion, and ratified the ban, the supreme COMMANDER does not answer. He points out in turn that Finland has chosen to say no."
"Bydén says that the armed Forces have made their analysis independently and not under pressure from other countries."
"the Authority considers that the convention is not particularly realistic, and believes that the nuclear-weapon states will not accede to it."
"– There are agreements that are already active, as the nuclear non-proliferation treaty and the comprehensive test ban treaty, which also includes the nuclear-weapon states. Developing them is the Swedish line and we stand behind it, " says Micael Bydén."
"the media coverage has suggested that there are different views on the kärnvapenförbudet in the department of defense and the state department. However, it has been rejected by defence minister Peter Hultqvist and minister for foreign affairs Margot Wallström (both)."
"In July of 2017 voted 122 countries, including Sweden, through the united nations convention on the kärnvapenförbud."
"unlike the non-proliferation treaty – which means that the nuclear powers not to spread nuclear weapons to other states and to ickekärnvapenmakter shall refrain from acquiring them – means the united nations convention on the kärnvapenförbud instead of an outright ban."
"the Ban applies to both the development and the storage, transport, use and threat of nuclear weapons. The nuclear powers who joins must establish a timetable for negotiations to end the country's nuclear arsenal."
"For the convention to enter into force is, however, required that the 50 states ratify it – something that Sweden has not yet done. So far, 23 countries have ratified the convention, including Austria, Cuba, Mexico, Thailand, and Vietnam."
"The nine countries believed to have nuclear weapons, did not participate during the conference in 2017, nor any of the Nato countries with the exception of the Netherlands which was also the only country that voted against the convention would be adopted."
"Sources: UN, Ican, Encyclopedia, government."