After months of delay a report for the Swedish Parliament on possible Swedish “accession” to the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, compiled by former government diplomat Lars-Erik Lundin, was published today. The investigation concludes that Sweden should not join the TPNW “in its present form”. The next step is a 3-month consultation round in which many different stakeholders will be able to assess the merits of the report. After that it is expected that the Swedish government will make its official decision on whether to join the TPNW.
It does not mean that there are not major countries that have not stayed outside the treaty, including our own — the United States. But we believe that we will eventually get every nation in the world on board … because we keep monitoring their activities … and we keep the pressure on them every day.