Boris accused of ‘breaking international law’ with plan to ramp up UK’s nuclear warheads

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As part of the UK Defence Review, the Prime Minister announced plans to increase a cap on missiles from 180 to 260, a 40 percent boost. 

But a legal opinion by two academics from the London School of Economics concluded the pledge was inconsistent with the UK Government’s support for the Treaty on Non-Proliferation.

The treaty is a global argeement and to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology

UN Consultant Professor Christine Chinkin and Dr Louise Arimatsu said in their review that Mr Johnson’s pledges constitute a breach of article six of the treaty.

The academics were commissioned to examine the UK Government’s pledge by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).

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