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Finland clarifies stance on nuclear weapons

Added 11-07-22 08:37:04am EST - “Finland does not intend to host nuclear weapons once it officially joins NATO, President Sauli Niinisto has indicated” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “Finland clarifies stance on nuclear weapons”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Finland does not intend to station nuclear weapons on its territory after becoming a NATO member, President Sauli Niinisto said on Monday, adding that Helsinki had not received such offers so far. His statement comes after Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin refused to rule out hosting nukes in the future.

Speaking at the opening of a course organized by the National Defense Training Association, Niinisto described recent talks of nuclear weapons that have flared up nationally as “a dangerous development.” 

“Let me now state clearly: While we do not define restrictions on our NATO membership, Finland has no intention whatsoever to place nuclear weapons on its territory,” he stressed, adding that there were “no signs” of any country approaching Helsinki with such a proposal.

At the same time, Niinisto noted that nuclear weapons are a cornerstone of NATO’s deterrence, which serve as a means of prevention, rather than an end in themselves. He also stated that it is impossible to win in a nuclear war, and one should never be fought.

Asked when Finland might officially join NATO, he said the situation looked somewhat better than a few weeks ago, but was no more specific, saying his country will become a full-fledged member “within a reasonable time.”

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