Hans Blix The outlook for peace and disarmament

Hans Blix and Jon Snow

Hans Blix with Jon Snow

Ninth Joseph Rotblat lecture at the Hay Festival

26th May 2013

Dr. Hans Blix, the former UN Chief Weapons Inspector who led the inspections in Iraq in 2002-03, gave the ninth Joseph Rotblat lecture at Hay Literary Festival.

He said of Britain’s Trident system:
“Today the UK is contemplating a new generation of Trident nuclear submarines. Washington is not pushing for this costly procurement. Is it required to protect UK independence? Or pride? Japan and Germany seem respected even without nuclear weapons. I would vote for a place for the UK in the Guinness Book of Records, if it dropped the plan.”

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