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As half of the UK Defence Review, the Prime Minister introduced plans to enhance a cap on missiles from 180 to 260, a 40 p.c enhance. 

But a authorized opinion by two lecturers from the London School of Economics concluded the pledge was inconsistent with the UK Government’s assist for the Treaty on Non-Proliferation.

The treaty is a worldwide argeement and to prevent the unfold of nuclear weapons and weapons know-how

UN Consultant Professor Christine Chinkin and Dr Louise Arimatsu mentioned of their evaluate that Mr Johnson’s pledges represent a breach of article six of the treaty.

The lecturers have been commissioned to look at the UK Government’s pledge by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).

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