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Salmond asks UN for Scots role at nuclear treaty talks

The First Minister is asking the UN to grant Scotland the right to attend the next round of talks on halting the spread of nuclear weapons.

Alex Salmond argues because the UK’s nuclear deterrent is based north of the border, Scotland should be accorded observer status at the next round of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) talks in spring – a gathering in Vienna that will begin preparations for the 2010 review of the treaty.

The timing of the announcement on seeking UN observer status was tied to a meeting in Glasgow today that will bring together groups opposed to the replacement of Trident.

Today’s summit is being held under the government’s National Conversation series of debates, and will include representatives of churches in Scotland, STUC, local government and Friends of the Earth among others.

Full story at The Herald.

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