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