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April 19, 2016

Holyrood 2016: Scottish Labour manifesto will oppose Trident renewal

BBC
Opposition to Trident renewal will be included in Scottish Labour's manifesto for the Holyrood election, leader Kezia Dugdale has confirmed. She told the BBC's Call Kaye show that the document would reflect the party's 2015 conference decision to back scrapping the UK's nuclear missiles.

April 19, 2016

The Real Cause of the 21st Century

The Diplomat
Erlan Idrissov
Kazakhstan is among those countries that had more reason than most to celebrate the end of the Cold War. The improvement in global relations and the end of Soviet control gave our nation the chance to chart our own future. It is an opportunity we have seized with both hands.

April 19, 2016

The Real Accomplishments of the G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting

The Diplomat
Yuki Tatsumi
The G7 meeting held in Hiroshima last weekend marks a major diplomatic accomplishment for Japan. In addition to their Joint Communique, appropriate to the location of the meeting, the G7 foreign ministers adopted the Hiroshima Declaration on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament following the meeting. Two additional statements?one on maritime security and the other on general non-proliferation and disarmament?were also adopted.

April 19, 2016

India tests 1st nuclear-propelled ballistic missile submarine

RT.com
India?s first submarine capable of firing nuclear ballistic missiles, the INS Arihant, is undergoing sea acceptance trials and will be commissioned after their completion, the Navy has announced.

April 18, 2016

China 'won't help North Korea if conflict occurs'

The Korea Times
Choi Sung-jin
China, which has a mutual defense treaty with North Korea, will not defend the North if a conflict or war occurs in relation to the North's nuclear problems, Chinese specialists said Sunday.

April 18, 2016

U.S. pledges 'strong response' in event of another North Korean nuclear test

Reuters
Minami Funakoshi
The United States will respond strongly in the case of a further North Korean nuclear test, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday, days after the North's failure to launch what the United States believes was an intermediate-range ballistic missile.

April 15, 2016

North Korea Reveals Details of Nuclear Weapons Program

Breitbart.com
John Hayward
Next month, North Korea will convene the first Korean Workers? Party Congress in 36 years. The impending event has been seen by analysts as influencing everything the secretive Communist state does ? an opportunity to refresh the North Korean peoples? sense of ?unity? with their oppressive government and consolidate the power of dictator Kim Jong Un?s cabal of relatively young leaders.

April 15, 2016

North Korea missile test fails, says South

BBC
North Korea conducted a missile test off its east coast on Friday morning, but the launch appears to have failed, say US and South Korean officials.

April 14, 2016

India's most ambitious K-4 nuclear-capable missile: Why it is important

ZeeNews India
Zee Media Bureau
India recently tested its most ambitious weapon system - a long range submarine-launched ballistic missile, codenamed K-4, which is capable of hitting targets upto 3,500 kilometres away.

April 14, 2016

Pakistan says China won?t let India enter into NSG

Pakistan Today
Pakistan seems to believe that India will not make it to the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) despite having the support from the United States, and are depending on China to put an end to this. Pakistan?s former permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva and envoy at the Conference on Disarmament said on Wednesday that the ?chances of India gaining entry into NSG are virtually nil?.

April 13, 2016

David Brunnstrom and Idrees Ali

Reuters
North Korea missile capabilities increasing: U.S. defense officials
U.S. intelligence believes North Korea's ability to reach the United States with an intercontinental ballistic missile is low, but its capabilities will increase, making continued investment in missile defense essential, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.

April 13, 2016

U.S. sources: Signs of North Korea mobile ballistic missile launch

CNN.com
Barbara Starr
U.S. intelligence satellites have spotted signs that North Korea may be preparing for an unprecedented launch of a mobile ballistic missile which could potentially hit portions of the U.S., CNN has learned.

April 12, 2016

Declassified: Secretive North Korea lifts veil on arms program

Reuters
Jack Kim and David Brunnstrom
Ahead of a rare ruling party Congress next month, secretive North Korea is revealing details of its weapons development program for the first time, showcasing its push to develop long-range nuclear missiles despite international sanctions.

April 12, 2016

Hiroshima Declaration Avoids Firm Commitment to Nuclear-Free World

TOWARD A NUCLEAR FREE WORLD | IDN
When the Foreign Ministers of G7 countries -- Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK and the United States ? adopted the ?Hiroshima Declaration? at the end of a two-day meeting on April 11, they failed to make any concrete commitments for the total elimination of nuclear weapons worldwide.

April 12, 2016

North Korea resurrects Abraham Lincoln to criticize Obama

The Associated Press
Hyung-Jin Kim
North Korea has tried warnings of nuclear attack and racist diatribes to criticize U.S. President Barack Obama. Now it's turning to Abraham Lincoln. North Korea's state media have constructed an imaginary letter from the 16th U.S. president that attacks Obama's "deception" over Pyongyang's pursuit of nuclear weapons.

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