nuclear weapons

Nuclear weapons ban treaty to enter into force: UN

The Treaty also bans any transfer or use of nuclear weapons or nuclear explosive devices — and the threat to use such weapons.

published on : 25th October 2020

China, Pakistan, India increase nuclear arsenal: Report

China has 320 nuclear warheads this year as against 290 in 2019 and Pakistan has 160 which were between 150 to 160 in the year 2019.

published on : 15th June 2020

North Korea warns South to drop 'nonsensical' denuclearisation talk

Kwon doubled down on that position in Saturday's statement, saying North Korea 'will continue to build up our force in order to overpower the persistent threats from the United States'.

published on : 13th June 2020

Atal Bihari Vajpayee would have ordered nuclear tests much earlier: Experts

The decision to conduct tests was taken by Vajpayee's predecessor P V Narasimha Rao, but could not be executed as he lost the 1996 polls.

published on : 16th August 2018

UN chief calls for 'total elimination' of nuclear weapons

In a speech to students at Geneva University, Antonio Guterres presented a new disarmament agenda to face challenges emerging in a world where "Cold War tensions have returned."

published on : 24th May 2018

South Korea asks North Korea to give up nuclear weapons

North Korea has justified its nuclear strategy citing the presence of nearly 30,000 US military personnel in South Korea.

published on : 8th March 2018

South Korean delegation heads to Pyongyang to push for talks between US and North on nuclear weapons

An intense rapprochement saw the two rivals march together at the South's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics last month, with North's leader Kim Jong Un sending his sister as a special envoy to the event.

published on : 5th March 2018

North Korea, United States closer to war than ever: former US military chief

The United States is now closer than it has ever been to a nuclear war with North Korea, a former top US military officer warned Sunday, saying he saw little prospect of a diplomatic solution.

published on : 1st January 2018

Kim Jong-Un calls on North Korea to mass-produce nukes, missiles in New Year message

Pyongyang dramatically ramped up its efforts to become a nuclear power in 2017, despite a raft of international sanctions and increasingly bellicose rhetoric from the United States.

published on : 1st January 2018

South Korea announces sanctions against Pyongyang

South Korea announced new unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang a day before US President Donald Trump arrives in Seoul on an Asian tour dominated by the North's nuclear programme.

published on : 6th November 2017

Securing North Korea nukes would require US ground invasion: Report

Tensions have dramatically risen on the Korean peninsula after North Korea conducted its biggest nuclear test in September.

published on : 5th November 2017

Trump: 'No dictator' should underestimate US resolve

President Donald Trump today warned that "no dictator" should underestimate the United States, in a thinly veiled reference to North Korea, which is likely to dominate his Asian tour.

published on : 5th November 2017

North Korea looms large as Trump challenges Iran

By the close of business Friday, Trump is expected to declare that a landmark agreement curbing Iran's nuclear program is no longer in the US interest.

published on : 12th October 2017

Who are the members of the nuclear club?

ICAN, the International Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its decade-long campaign to ban the estimated 15,000 atomic weapons around the world. 

published on : 6th October 2017
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