US embassy declines to accept letter from peace delegation

By agency reporter
August 11, 2017

The United States embassy in London has declined to accept a letter presented earlier today by a delegation of journalists, writers, and peace activists. The letter called on the United States government to stop its nuclear brinkmanship in the crisis with North Korea. (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/24222)

Millions of people around the world are concerned about the growing threat of nuclear war. Civil society organisations are calling on the British government to call for restraint and a different approach by Britain's main ally. The  Prime Minister Theresa May has been silent about the crisis, despite tensions continuing to grow.

The letter was handed in by Giles Fraser, journalist and priest: Victoria Brittain, writer and journalist; Bruce Kent, peace activist; Jan Wolf, playwright; Helen Drewery, Quakers in Britain; Carol Turner, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament; Lindsey German, Stop the War Coalition; Murad Qureshi, Stop the War Coalition.

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