The agreement means, among other things, that the US military will have unhindered access to 17 Swedish military bases, but does not rule out the deployment of nuclear weapons on Swedish soil.

"As far as I know, it doesn't do that in the Danish or Finnish agreement either," Defense Minister Pål Jonson (M) said.

Now criticism is directed at the government for not closing the door on such a deployment – despite the fact that Norway has done so in a corresponding agreement.

"Nothing in this agreement changes Norway's position regarding the deployment of foreign forces on Norwegian soil and the storage and use of nuclear weapons on Norway's territory," the Norwegian agreement states.

Criticism from opposition party

The criticism comes from, among others, the Left Party.

"By not writing it in, you increase the risk that others believe that nuclear weapons are on Swedish territory," the party's foreign policy spokesman Håkan Svenneling (V) told TT.

"It should be clear that this increases the risk that a potential adversary, primarily Russia, will see Sweden as a legitimate target. because there will be such a large American presence. That worries me," Svenneling said about the number of bases being made available.

The agreement appears to have a broad majority in the Riksdag. In the previous Social Democratic government, the Social Democrats were involved in starting the process of reaching an agreement with the United States. Prior to the signing, the Sweden Democrats had no objections in principle to the agreement.

Hear why the government does not rule out nuclear weapons in Sweden in the video.