The SUNDAY HERALD in Scotland is running an amazing exclusive, they claim Secret US diplomatic cables scoffed at the SNP’s commitment to ditch Trident missiles launched from Submarines after independence, and have been attacked by former first minister Alex Salmond.
Internal memos from the US Embassy in London to the State Department in Washington in the run-up to the independence referendum in 2014 dismiss the Scottish Government’s plan to ban nuclear weapons.
The cables, just declassified under US freedom of information law and released exclusively to the Sunday Herald, label SNP nuclear policy as “rhetoric” and “a marquee issue”. An anti-Trident motion in the Scottish Parliament is described as “largely symbolic” and “a campaign tactic”.
The revelations have prompted an angry response from Salmond, who headed Holyrood at the time.
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