Spain

Nuclear-weapon endorser

Did not participate in TPNW negotiations

Has not yet joined TPNW

Spain supports the retention and potential use of nuclear weapons on its behalf, as indicated by its endorsement of various alliance statements of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), of which it is a member.

Spain has not yet signed or ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It did not participate in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and thus did not vote on its adoption.

In September 2018, the Spanish government, as part of a deal with the political party Podemos, committed to sign the treaty. The deal was struck between the Spanish prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, and the leader of Podemos, Pablo Iglesias. However, no action was ultimately taken.

Several Spanish cities have urged the Spanish government to sign and ratify the treaty.

Spain voted against a UN General Assembly resolution in 2019 that welcomed the adoption of the treaty and called upon “all states that have not yet done so to sign, ratify, accept, approve, or accede to the treaty at the earliest possible date”.

In 2016, Spain voted against the UN General Assembly resolution that established the formal mandate for states to commence the negotiations in 2017 on “a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”.

In a “non-paper” sent to NATO members ahead of the vote, the United States “strongly encourage[d]” members, including Sapin, to vote against the resolution, “not to merely abstain”. In addition, it said that, if the treaty negotiations do commence, allies and partners should "refrain from joining them”.

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  • Spanish Medical Association for the Prevention of Nuclear War 

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  • Comisión General de Justicia y Paz 

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ICAN Cities Appeal

These are the cities and towns in this country speaking out in support of the TPNW:

Cadiz
Coruña
Ferrol
Granollers
Zaragoza
La Garriga
Binissalem
Canovelles
Vallromane
Masllorenç

ICAN Parliamentary Pledge

These are the elected representatives in this country that support and promote the TPNW:

Congress of Deputies
Joseba Andoni Aguirretxea Urresti
Nagua Alba
Félix Alonso Cantorné
Rosa Ana Alonso Clusa
Pedro Arrojo Agudo
Joan Baldoví
Teresa Arévalo
Ángela Ballester Muñoz
Enric Bataller i Ruiz
Marian Beitialarrangoitia Lizarralde
Ferrán Salvador Bel Accensi
Ione Belarra
Carolina Bescansa
Rita Bosaho
Amparo Botejara Sanz
Miguel Ángel Bustamante Martín
Pablo Bustinduy
Carles Campuzano
Diego Cañamero
Ignasi Candela Serna
Joan Capdevila i Esteve
José David Carracedo Verde
Sara Carreño Valero
Lourdes Ciuró i Buldó
María Asunción de la Concha García-Mauriño
Juan Antonio Delgado Ramos
Yolanda Díaz Pérez
Xavier Eritja Ciuró
Marcelo Expósito Prieto
Sònia Farré Fidalgo
Miguel Anxo Fernández Bello
Sofía Fernández Castañón
Alexandra Fernández Gómez
Isabel Franco
Ricardo García Mira
Eva García Sempere
Alberto Garzón Espinosa
Anton Gómez-Reino
Segundo González García
Txema Guijarro García
Feliu Guillaumes i Ràfols
Pablo Iglesias Turrión
Jorge Luis Bail
Ana Marcello Santos
Joan Margall Sastre
Oskar Matute
Rafael Mayoral Perales
Joan Mena Arca
Sergi Miquel i Valentí
Irene Montero
Alberto Montero Soler
Jaume Moya Matas
Miriam Nogueras
Juan Manuel del Olmo Ibáñez
Joan Olòriz Serra
Sergio Pascual
Rosana Pastor
Antoni Postius Terrado
Pedro Quevedo Iturbe
Ángela Rodríguez Martínez
Alberto Rodríguez Rodríguez
Gabriel Rufián Romero
Jordi Salvador i Duch
Tania Sánchez Melero
Javier Sánchez Serna
Eduardo Santos Itoiz
Marta Sibina Camps
Ricardo Sixto Iglesias
Marta Sorlí Fresquet
Joan Tardá
Carolina Telechea
Ana Terrón Berbel
Juan López de Uralde
Carmen Valido Pérez
Josep Vendrell Gardeñes
Miguel Vila Gámez
Noelia Vera Ruiz-Herrera
Aina Vidal Sáez
Raimundo Viejo
Jordi Xuclà i Costa
Juan Pedro Yllanes Suárez

Senate
Vanessa Angustia Gómez
José Ramón Arrieta Arrieta
Joan Comorera
María Freixanet Mateo
Óscar Guardingo Martínez
Pilar Lima
María José López Santana
Carles Mulet
Jordi Navarrete
María Concepción Palencia García
Idoia Villanueva Ruiz

National Assembly
Hugo Martínez Abarca

European Parliament
Miguel Urbán MEP
Ernest Urtasun MEP