Enter Timmermans - Will the Dutch finally get rid of nuclear weapons?

By Wilbert van der Zeijden 

The new Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Frans Timmermans, has a long track record of calling for an end to the deployment of US nuclear weapons on Dutch territory.  As recent as April 2012, he made it clear that he and his Labour Party believe that the Netherlands should negotiatethe ending of nuclear deployments with the US - without NATO consensus backing if necessary.  Earlier attempts by the Dutch and German governments failed, apparently after huge pressure from NATO allies.  Will Timmermans be the one to succeed? Read more in the attached pdf.

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