On Air Now
BBC Newshour Extra

BBC Newshour Extra

10 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Follow WRS on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Listen Live
Just Played
BBC The Compass

BBC The Compass

11 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
 
Next on WRS

Swiss government refuses to sign nuclear treaty

National News // April 4, 2019

The government says it won’t sign a UN treaty banning nuclear weapons for the time being, despite a parliamentary vote demanding it does.

 

pixabay Swiss government refuses to sign nuclear treaty

The Federal Council says it will review the situation next year as it wants more time to reflect and watch the latest international developments.

Several NGOs are slamming the decision, saying it questions Switzerland’s humanitarian reputation.

The agreement would bring in a ban on nuclear weapons, committing countries not to develop, test or threaten to use them.

 

 

Tags: weapon, UN, bern, nuclear

Related articles

Search