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10 Feb, 2010 16:13

“The remarks of Mr Robertson are misguided”

A report by a former NATO chief criticized Germany for seeking the removal of all US nuclear weapons from the country. Foreign affairs expert for the Social Democrat Party, Niels Annen, said the remarks are misguided.

Annen told RT: “There was great enthusiasm in my country after the speech given by President Obama in Prague, putting out his vision of a nuclear-free world.” He also said everybody in Germany emphasises that the days of Cold War are over and that “there is a growing consensus among German parties that these warheads should be removed.”

Niels Annen also believes that “there is only one future, and that must be a common future between the members of the NATO alliance and the Russian Federation. Adding if the US and Russian leaders are negotiating on the future of strategic nuclear armament, they should also include tactical weapons.”

In the report of former NATO Secretary General George Robertson it was written: “For Germany to want to remain under the nuclear umbrella while exporting to others the obligation of maintaining it, is irresponsible."

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