Leading politicians from the Social Democrats, a partner in Germany’s ruling coalition, have called for scrapping all US nuclear weapons in the country, but the other parties remain opposed to such a move.

Members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) have scorned a recently renewed call by politicians from the junior partner in the coalition, the Social Democratic Party (SDP), to withdraw US nuclear arms from German territory.

“The SPD is in total nirvana about security policy,” CDU member of parliament Patrick Sensburg was quoted as saying by Handelsblatt.

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