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Use of nuclear weapons haram in Islam: Ayatollah Khamenei

Says Iran won’t develop one

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October 9, 2019

 

Threat of nuclear weapons use growing, UN warns

NEW YORK: A top UN official on Monday denounced growing rhetoric claiming that nuclear arms are necessary and warned that the risk of such weapons being used was on the rise. “The threat of the use, intentional or otherwise, of nuclear weapons is growing,” the UN’s representative for disarmament affairs, Izumi Nakamitsu, told a preliminary…

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April 23, 2018

 

Trump to talk trade and North Korea with Chinese leader Xi

BEIJING: North Korea and trade will likely top the agenda when U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping sit down for formal talks on Thursday, a day after Trump warned Pyongyang of the grave danger of developing nuclear weapons, reported Reuters. In a show of the importance China puts on Trump’s first official…

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November 9, 2017

 

US says no plan to sign global anti-nuclear treaty

WASHINGTON: The United States said Friday it has no intention of signing a nuclear weapons ban treaty backed by this year’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate, while stressing its commitment to “creating the conditions for nuclear disarmament.” “Today’s announcement does not change the US position on the treaty: the United States does not support and will…

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October 7, 2017

 

North Korea says rockets to U.S. ‘inevitable’ as U.S. bombers fly off North Korean coast

UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON: North Korea said on Saturday targeting the U.S. mainland with its rockets was inevitable after “Mr. Evil President” Donald Trump called Pyongyang’s leader “rocket man”, further escalating rhetoric over the North’s nuclear weapons and missile programs, reported Reuters. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho’s remarks to the United Nations General Assembly came…

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September 24, 2017

 

Pakistan to counter India’s cold start doctrine with short-range nukes: PM

New York: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Thursday that Pakistan has developed short-range nuclear weapons to counter the ‘cold start doctrine’ adopted by the Indian Army. Abbasi also asserted that Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal being safe and secure. He said this during conversation at the Council on Foreign Relations, a top American think-tank.  …

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September 21, 2017

 

US will forfeit trust if exits nuclear deal: Rouhani

 WASHINGTON: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned Tuesday that the United States would forfeit the trust of the international community if it abandons a nuclear accord with Tehran.   “If the United States were not to adhere to the commitments and trample upon this agreement, this will mean it will carry with it the subsequent lack of…

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September 19, 2017

 

North Korea threatens to ‘sink’ Japan, reduce U.S. to ‘ashes and darkness’

SEOUL/JAPAN: A North Korean state agency threatened on Thursday to use nuclear weapons to “sink” Japan and reduce the United States to “ashes and darkness” for supporting a U.N. Security Council resolution and sanctions over its latest nuclear test, reported Reuters. Pyongyang’s Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, which handles the North’s external ties and propaganda, also…

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September 14, 2017

 

Over 100 countries adopt global treaty banning nuclear weapons

UNITED NATIONS: A global treaty banning nuclear weapons was adopted at the United Nations on Friday despite opposition from the United States, Britain, France and other nuclear powers that boycotted negotiations. The treaty was adopted by a vote of 122 in favor with one country — NATO member The Netherlands voting against — while Singapore…

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July 7, 2017

 

Youm-e-Takbeer being celebrated today with national zeal

ISLAMABAD: Youm-e-Takbeer is being observed today to commemorate the historic nuclear tests Pakistan conducted on this day in 1998. Pakistan became seventh nuclear world power with demonstration of nuclear capabilities and the first in the Muslim world. The nuclear tests made Pakistan’s defense invincible. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, in his message on Youm-e-Takbeer, said…

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May 28, 2017

 

N. Korea fails in new missile test: Seoul

SEOUL: A fresh North Korean missile test failed when it exploded after launch Sunday, the US military said, a day after Pyongyang publicly showcased its ballistic arsenal at a giant military parade.

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April 16, 2017

 

Change in doctrine: India may use nuclear weapons first

WASHINGTON: There is increasing evidence that India could launch a preemptive first strike against Pakistan, if it feared a nuclear attack was imminent, abandoning its well-known ‘no-first use’ policy, according to a leading nuclear strategist. “There is increasing evidence that India will not allow Pakistan to go first,” Vipin Narang, an Indian-origin nuclear strategist from…

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March 22, 2017

 

N. Korea leader orders nuclear arsenal on ‘standby’

SEOUL, South Korea: Leader Kim Jong-Un has ordered North Korea’s nuclear arsenal to be  readied for pre-emptive use at any time, in an expected escalation of military rhetoric following the UN Security Council’s adoption of tough new sanctions on Pyongyang. The North’s nuclear warheads must be deployed “on standby so as to be fired at…

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March 4, 2016

 

Nuclear-armed states upgrade warheads despite disarmament

STOCKHOLM: Nuclear armed states continue to upgrade their stockpiles despite an international trend towards disarmament, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute reported Monday.  Between 2010 and 2015 the number of warheads fell from 22,600 to 15,850 according to the institute's annual disarmament report which said the US and Russia represented the bulk of the reduction….

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June 14, 2015

 

Iran leads calls for Israel to give up nuclear weapons

TEHRAN: Iran on Monday led calls by non-aligned nations for Israel to give up its nuclear weapons as a major conference got underway on advancing prospects for a nuclear-free world. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif addressed the conference on the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) ahead of a meeting with US Secretary of State John…

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April 27, 2015

 

N. Korea threatens nuclear strike on White House

SEOUL – Hwang Pyong-So, director of the military's General Political Bureau, has threatened a nuclear strike on the White House and Pentagon after accusing Washington of raising military tensions on the Korean peninsula. He issued the threat during a speech to a large military rally in Pyongyang, Sunday on the anniversary of the armistice that…

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July 28, 2014

 
 
 
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