U.S. Plans Help German Nuclear Arms Removal: Westerwelle

From Reuters:  Washington’s plans to reduce its reliance on nuclear weapons will bolster efforts to remove the last remaining U.S. nuclear arms in Germany, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said on Wednesday.

Westerwelle said Tuesday’s announcement by President Barack Obama that the U.S. aimed to renounce development of new atomic weapons was a "historic" step that brought the vision of a Germany free of nuclear arms closer to reality.

"The German government wants the last tactical nuclear weapons removed from Germany," he said in a statement in Berlin. "This provides a tailwind to the government’s aims."  (photo: Getty)

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