ICAN Scottish Partner

Latest Events

Donate to SCND

Amount to donate:
£  GBP  




ScrapTrident


CND Warning on NATO Expansion

CND has warned that the development of the US Missile Defence in central Europe and the expansion of NATO are plunging Europe into a new Cold War.

 

CND condemned Foreign Secretary David Miliband for fuelling international tensions, on the same day that the US and Poland sign a deal on US Missile Defence, by announcing Georgia had been given a ‘route map to membership’.

 

Support for US Missile Defence puts Britain at greater risk of military attack rather than providing greater security, with US bases in Yorkshire potentially on the front line of any future wars involving the US. Moscow has already announced that it will re-target its missiles on Europe if missile defence goes ahead.

 

The Foreign SecretaryÂ’s stated commitment to Georgian membership of NATO, ratchets up the new Cold War danger, siding with the US in escalating tensions with Russia. Rather than expanding NATO, CND advocates the extension of the influence, resources and funding of the Organisation for Security and Co-Operation in Europe to develop a strategic approach to European security, independent of White House dominance.

 

Kate Hudson, CND Chair, said ‘The United States, with UK support, seems hell bent on escalating tensions with Russia and is leading us into a new Cold War. The agreement to place interceptor missiles in Poland, together with its drive to expand NATO into Georgia and the Ukraine, is enormously provocative and puts British and other European citizens at greater risk. It is not providing us with greater security. Europe is being used as a pawn in the global military strategy of the United States – our Government should be championing dialogue and diplomacy rather than missile systems and nuclear-armed military alliances.

CND has warned that the development of the US Missile Defence in central Europe and the expansion of NATO are plunging Europe into a new Cold War.

 

CND condemned Foreign Secretary David Miliband for fuelling international tensions, on the same day that the US and Poland sign a deal on US Missile Defence, by announcing Georgia had been given a ‘route map to membership’.

 

Support for US Missile Defence puts Britain at greater risk of military attack rather than providing greater security, with US bases in Yorkshire potentially on the front line of any future wars involving the US. Moscow has already announced that it will re-target its missiles on Europe if missile defence goes ahead.

 

The Foreign SecretaryÂ’s stated commitment to Georgian membership of NATO, ratchets up the new Cold War danger, siding with the US in escalating tensions with Russia. Rather than expanding NATO, CND advocates the extension of the influence, resources and funding of the Organisation for Security and Co-Operation in Europe to develop a strategic approach to European security, independent of White House dominance.

 

Kate Hudson, CND Chair, said ‘The United States, with UK support, seems hell bent on escalating tensions with Russia and is leading us into a new Cold War. The agreement to place interceptor missiles in Poland, together with its drive to expand NATO into Georgia and the Ukraine, is enormously provocative and puts British and other European citizens at greater risk. It is not providing us with greater security. Europe is being used as a pawn in the global military strategy of the United States – our Government should be championing dialogue and diplomacy rather than missile systems and nuclear-armed military alliances.Â’