Sweden declines to sign UN nuclear ban treaty

“The government will, as it stands now, not sign the convention on a prohibition of nuclear arms,” Wallström told reporters at a press briefing in Stockholm.

The UN treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), which calls for the ban of “nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices,” was adopted by the UN General Assembly in July of 2017 with the approval of 122 countries, including that of Sweden.

Wallström noted that while Sweden had voted in favour, it had also expressed concern about the…
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