Wednesday, 27 October 2021 09:39 GMT

New Zealand’s nuclear weapons strategy to be stable

(MENAFN)New Zealand prime minister announced that the country is not going to transform its strategy on exclusion of nuclear-powered submarines, since Australia tied with the US and UK in a security deal to obtain nuclear submarines.

During a news meeting in the capital Wellington that was live online, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stated “New Zealand’s position in relation to the prohibition of nuclear-powered vessels in our waters remains unchanged.”

Ardern also said that the deal, which is going to be recognized as AUKUS,” alter nothing for New Zealand" in its ties with these nations.

She answered an inquiry "Certainly, the (nuclear-powered) submarines could not go into our waters," "That is the position held by all (political) parties."

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