A deal struck by Iran and major powers to ensure the Iranian facilities producing nuclear material are not used for the purpose of constructing nuclear weapons has been a long time coming, Labour’s Disarmament spokesperson Phil Goff says.
“Undoubtedly Iran’s position in reaching agreement was influenced by the sanctions imposed by Western nations, which will be lifted when the final deal is signed.
The latest victim of the Government’s cost-cutting drive looks set to be an organisation that has provided vital services and support to defence force staff and their families for 67 years, Labour’s Defence spokesperson Phil Goff says.
“Labour understands Gerry Brownlee is planning to privatise the operations of the Armed Forces Canteen Council, with the potential loss of up to 80 jobs.
Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee’s claim that training underway for deployment of New Zealand troops to Iraq "does not pre-empt any Cabinet decision" is not credible, says Labour’s Defence spokesperson Phil Goff.
"The Government decided to send troops to Iraq long ago. Gerry Brownlee’s office admitted on 2December 2014 that contingency training was already underway.