Italy: Naples mayor condemns visit of US nuclear-powered sub that fired on Syria

Naples Mayor Luigi de Magistris condemned the stay in the city’s port last month of a US nuclear-powered submarine that later took part in strikes on Syria, speaking from his office on Tuesday. De Magistris said he had complained to port authorities after the USS John Warner was allowed to pass through Naples' waters on March 20, three and a half weeks before it fired missiles on Syrian targets... Еще. «We made a resolution in 2015, through which we have designated the port of Naples as a de-nuclearised area,» de Magistris said before adding «we are a city of peace.» According to the mayor this resolution prohibits the transit and mooring in the city’s port of any nuclear-powered ships, or vessels carrying atomic weapons. Naples is opposed to ships «going and bombing this or that country,» de Magistris stressed. Italy has said that it would not take part in the US-led strikes on Syria. The USS John Warner was named by the Pentagon as a vessel that launched a number of Tomahawk cruise missiles on Syrian targets on Saturday. According to the US Naval Institute (USNI), the vessel was the first Virginia-class submarine to fire missiles in combat.

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