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August 31, 2016

How a Nun, a Vet, and a Housepainter Stood Up to the Threat of Nuclear Weapons

THE NATION
Frida Berrigan
an Zak?s Almighty: Courage, Resistance and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age is a must read for everyone in this country who has forgotten about nuclear weapons. And that is most of us, isn?t it? Engineers, physicists, military planners, arms control wonks, diplomats, and some politicians?they all get paid to remember that the United States has an almost unique capacity for nation destruction.

August 31, 2016

Nazarbayev Calls Other Countries to Follow Kazakhstan?s Nuclear Disarmament Model

The Astana Times
Zhazira Dyussembekova
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev participated in Building a Nuclear-Free-World, an international conference held Aug. 29 in the capital?s Palace of Independence, where he highlighted Kazakhstan?s achievements and efforts in nuclear disarmament, urged other countries to follow and announced the Astana Peace Summit, which will take place in November.

August 31, 2016

North Korea 'training infantry to carry nuclear bombs in backpacks'

The Telegraph
Julian Ryall
North Korea has reportedly established an infantry unit whose members are being trained to carry nuclear devices in backpacks and, in the event of war, to infiltrate the South before detonating their weapons,.

August 31, 2016

UN test ban head: Israel should ratify treaty within 5 years

The Associated Press
Edith M Lederer
Israel should ratify the nuclear test ban treaty within five years ? and Iran should also ratify but the timing is uncertain, the head of the U.N. organization established to implement the treaty said Wednesday. Lassina Zerbo said in an interview with The Associated Press that Israel should be the next key country to ratify the treaty and he hopes it takes less than five years.

August 31, 2016

Anti-Nuclear Weapons Leaders Adopt ?Astana Vision Declaration? at Int?l Conference in Astana

The Astana Times
Kamila Zhumabayeva
A wide array of issues, including nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament and the physical protection of nuclear weapons were discussed at the Aug. 29 international conference Building a Nuclear-Weapons-Free World at the Palace of Independence in Astana. The conference also adopted The Astana Vision Declaration ?From ? Radioactive Haze to a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World.?

August 31, 2016

Nuclear tests: 20 years after its adoption, the test ban treaty is yet to get into force

UN News Centre
Adopted 20 years ago by the United Nations General Assembly, the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) has not yet got into effect, and will only come into force once ratified by eight specific countries that have not done it yet.These countries are: China, Egypt, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), India, Iran, Israel, Pakistan and the United States.

August 31, 2016

UN calls for ?breakthrough? in bringing nuclear test ban treaty into force

UN News Centre
The United Nations today spoke up for an early entry into force a global treaty that bans nuclear explosions on the Earth?s surface, in the atmosphere, underwater and underground, with a senior official describing the treaty as a ?low-hanging fruit.?

August 31, 2016

N. Korea expected to test nuclear warhead soon

The Korea Times
Kang Seung-woo
North Korea's repeated threats to take a series of "eventful action steps" may lead to a test of a miniaturized nuclear warhead, according to analysts, Wednesday.

August 30, 2016

North Korea makes progress on missiles, but no evidence of nuclear weapons yet

Reuters
James Pearson and Ju-min Park
North Korea has made considerable progress this year on weapons technology, including testing a submarine-launched missile for the first time, but it's still not clear if the isolated nation has developed a nuclear warhead. It also does not yet have a fleet of submarines that can launch the newly developed missile.

August 30, 2016

Forging legally binding UN deal banning nuclear weapons 'unrealistic'

The Korea Times
Yonhap
A recent U.N. panel's proposal to launch negotiations to ban nuclear weapons is "unrealistic" as it fails to take the international security environment into consideration, a State Department nonproliferation official said Monday. Earlier this month, the U.N. panel -- the Open Ended Working Group on nuclear disarmament -- voted to adopt its final report calling for the U.N. General Assembly to launch negotiations to forge a legally binding instrument to ban nuclear weapons.

August 29, 2016

Kazakhstan ? 25 years of building the model of a nuclear weapon-free state

The Japan Times
Azamat Berdibay
Kazakhstan?s senate, parliament and ministry of foreign affairs, and the Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) are holding in Astana the international conference ?Building a nuclear weapon-free world?.

August 29, 2016

Kazakhstan Leads the Way to a Nuclear-Weapon Free World

TOWARD A NUCLEAR FREE WORLD | IDN
Ramesh Jaura and Katsuhiro Asagiri
As divisions between States on how to achieve nuclear disarmament grow, countries like Kazakhstan must lead the way to common ground and inclusive dialogue. Such leadership is urgently needed to make our world truly secure, said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a message delivered to the conference on 'Building a Nuclear-Free World'.

August 29, 2016

North Korea Denounces UN Condemnation, Warns US of Action

abc news
Edith M Lederer Associated Press
North Korea has denounced a U.N. Security Council statement condemning its four latest ballistic missile launches, calling it "a hostile act" perpetrated by the United States and warning that it could precipitate America's "self-destruction." A Foreign Ministry statement sent to U.N. correspondents on Monday also warned that North Korea "has substantial means capable of reducing aggression troops in the U.S. mainland and the operational theater in the Pacific to ashes in a moment."

August 29, 2016

N. Korea provocations will lead to self-destruction: Park

The Korea Times
Kang Seung-woo
President Park Geun-hye ordered a stern retaliation against North Korea's growing provocations to make sure that they would lead to the regime's self-destruction, Monday. "The military should maintain unyielding readiness to counter any provocations from the North to ensure that such attempts would be self-destructive," Park said in a meeting with her senior secretaries at Cheong Wa Dae.

August 29, 2016

North Korea could soon conduct test of nuclear warhead, analysts say

UPI
Elizabeth Shim
South Korea's military and local analysts say North Korea's next step may involve the testing of a miniaturized nuclear warhead mounted on a ballistic missile. Although the South Korean forecasts are largely speculative, Kim Jong Un has previously stated the launch of nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles should be pursued and made similar remarks last Wednesday, Newsis reported

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