Boris Johnson, the UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, highlights the success of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in limiting the spread of nuclear weapons.

23 October 2017


Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, UK


The foreign secretary points to the success of the nuclear deal with Iran and expresses his confidence that the deal can be preserved despite President Trump’s announcement of decertification.

He urges North Korea to change its current course, and rejects the examples of Libya and Ukraine as cautionary tales for Kim Jong Un of giving up his nuclear programme. In contrast, he argues that Kim’s current course is the biggest threat to his regime.

See the full speech and Q&A