Thursday, 21 November 2019

Tag Archives: Nuclear Weapons

India hints at changing ‘no first use’ nuclear policy

NEW DELHI: India’s defence minister hinted on Friday that New Delhi might change its “no first use” policy on nuclear weapons, amid heightened tensions with fellow atomic power Pakistan. India committed in 1999 to not being the first to use nuclear weapons in any conflict. Among India’s neighbours China has ...

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North Korea planning to use nuclear weapons for ‘coercion’: CIA

WASHINGTON: The CIA believes North Korea‘s missile program is aimed at coercion, not just self-defense, and that Pyongyang’s next logical step would be to develop an arsenal of weapons and the capability to fire multiple missiles at the United States, the agency’s director Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday. Speaking at ...

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North Korea vows to never give up nukes if US continues blackmail

PYONGYANG: North Korea vowed Saturday to never give up its nuclear weapons as long as the United States and its allies continue their “blackmail and war drills” at its doorstep. The hermit kingdom’s official state media, Korean Central News Agency, reported the communist nation’s often repeated stance. The media outlet ...

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North Korea says new UN sanctions an act of war

The latest round of United Nations sanctions against North Korea are an act of war and tantamount to a complete economic blockade, the country’s foreign ministry has said, threatening to punish those who supported the measure. The UN Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Friday for ...

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This is no way to dismantle a nuclear bomb

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un are doing their best to make a bad situation in the Korean Peninsula worse. For now, they are only hurling abuse and threats at each other, but there is no sign of either de-escalating their confrontation over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme. During the Cold War, ...

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Pakistan developed short nuclear weapons to counter Indian Cold Start doctrine

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said Pakistan has a fully secure, reliable and robust nuclear command and control system under a full civilian oversight. He was responding to questions after a talk here at the Council for Foreign Relations. He said Pakistan is a responsible nuclear state and has a track record ...

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North Korea rejects UN sanctions, says no nuclear negotiations

SEOUL: North Korea on Monday condemned the latest United Nations sanctions imposed in response to its weapons programmes, saying it would not negotiate over nuclear arms while threatened by the United States. The sanctions passed at the weekend were a “violent violation of our sovereignty”, Pyongyang said in a statement ...

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Japan marks 72 years since Hiroshima nuclear attack

JAPAN on Sunday marked 72 years since the world’s first nuclear attack on Hiroshima, with the nation’s traditional contradictions over atomic weapons again coming into focus. The anniversary came after Japan sided last month with nuclear powers Britain, France and the US to dismiss a United Nations (UN) treaty banning ...

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