Nuclear weapons removed from Suffolk

CAMPAIGNERS have today welcomed reports that 110 nuclear weapons have been withdrawn from one of Suffolk's American airbases.

Dave Gooderham

CAMPAIGNERS have today welcomed reports that 110 nuclear weapons have been withdrawn from one of Suffolk's American airbases.

Foremost nuclear researcher, Hans Kristensen, has revealed that there are now no U.S. tactical nuclear weapons in Britain for the first time since 1954.

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) welcomed the findings but warned against the possibility of installing replacement the RAF Lakenheath bombs with interceptor missiles at the USAF base as part of the US Missile Defence System.


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Kate Hudson, chairman of the CND, said any move would just replace one historical arms race with another at RAF Lakenheath.

She added: “The news that these bombs have been withdrawn from Lakenheath is extremely welcome. We would like official confirmation from the government that this has happened and believe an open admission will be a confidence-boosting measure for future disarmament initiatives.”

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The removal of weapons from Lakenheath comes after years of mass campaigning across Europe against the deployment of US nuclear weapons on the continent.

According to national news agencies, a RAF Lakenheath spokesman has said it was not policy to comment on the location of nuclear weapons.

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