Scotland intends to abandon nuclear objects on its territory
“We wanted it (the army — approx. TASS) served as a humanitarian and not aggressive purposes,” — said the Deputy of the British Parliament from the Scottish national party (SNP) Roger Mullin.
ABERDEEN, 18 Mar. /Spec. Q. TASS Igor Brovarnik/. Scotland intends to abandon any nuclear objects on its territory after independence. In an interview with TASS said the Deputy of the British Parliament from the Scottish national party (SNP) Roger Mullin.
“We believe that Scotland should not be designated for any nuclear facilities. We are committed to the conclusion (from Scotland — approx. TASS) Trident missile systems. Nuclear weapons the UK is mainly concentrated in Scotland, while we have always advocated the rejection of it,” he said, while recognizing that it “will take time”.
“As an independent country, we certainly wish we had our own army, armed with not would be a weapon of mass destruction. We would like to serve as a humanitarian and not aggressive purposes,” — said the Agency interlocutor.
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa may said on March 3 that is located on the West coast of Scotland, naval base “Clyde” until the end of 2020 will be “home” for all submarines of the Royal Navy. The SNP opposes the implementation of a costly upgrade program of the British fleet of nuclear submarines with Trident missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads. The SNP also sees no point in keeping the nuclear shield of the country, considering it a waste of money.
The first Minister of Scotland and leader of the SNP Nicola Sturgeon announced on Monday that a new referendum on independence for the region should be undertaken between autumn 2018 and spring 2019
She had previously indicated that the Scottish government is not satisfied with the hard Brexit scenario in which Scotland would be forced to leave the single European market against their will.
In Scottish Aberdeen on Saturday concludes a two-day spring Convention of the SNP.