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February 11, 2018:

Mattis: North Korea cannot drive wedge between the US and South Korea

CNN.com
Secretary of Defense James Mattis says "there's no wedge" between the United States and South Korea, despite recent overtures between South Korea and North Korea. "I know that people are watching for a wedge between South Korea, Republic of Korea, in other words and the United States," Mattis told reporters on a flight to Rome.

February 10, 2018

Easy compromise with N. Korea may accelerate nuclear crisis

Kyodo News
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's rare invitation to South Korean President Moon Jae In to visit Pyongyang underscores the nascent thaw in inter-Korean ties, but Seoul's excessively conciliatory stance to Pyongyang may serve to accelerate the nuclear crisis.

February 10, 2018

North Korea's Kim Jong-un invites South Korean president to Pyongyang summit during landmark talks

The Telegraph
orth Korea?s reclusive leader Kim Jong-un has invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in to a landmark summit in Pyongyang ?at the earliest date possible?, Seoul?s presidential palace said on Saturday. The invitation was personally delivered by Kim?s younger sister Kim Yo-jong as she and North Korea?s ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong Nam, enjoyed kimchi and soju liquor at an unprecedented lunch meeting with the South Korean leader.

February 8, 2018

U.S., China reaffirm commitment to pressure North Korea: State Department

Reuters
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and China?s top diplomat Yang Jiechi reaffirmed their countries? commitment to exert pressure in Pyongyang over its nuclear weapons on Thursday, the U.S. State Department said. Yang was on a two-day visit to Washington that began on Thursday. His talks were also expected to cover the sensitive U.S.-China economic relationship after recent tit-for-tat actions that have raised fears of a trade war between the world?s two largest economies.

February 8, 2018

Nuclear conflict: Pakistan, India increasingly reliant on mediators

The Express Tribune
With nuclear-tipped hostile neighbours Pakistan and India shying away from direct engagement and wary of direct conflict, the two countries will be increasingly reliant on powerful mediators with their own vested interests in the region. This was stated speakers at a roundtable discussion on ?Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments: US Crisis Management in South Asia? organized by the Center for International Strategic Studies in Islamabad on Wednesday.

February 8, 2018

U.N. chief plans major disarmament push but U.S. skeptical

Reuters
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is to launch a major push for disarmament talks covering everything from nuclear and cyber war to small arms, braving certain U.S. resistance to such bold initiatives, officials and experts said. Guterres aims to forestall a new nuclear arms race and get the big powers back into negotiations after two decades of stalemate, according to a Geneva-based expert familiar with the plans who requested anonymity.

February 7, 2018

War of words erupts at nuclear disarmament talks

Reuters
The US has warned that North Korea may be only months away from being able to strike the US mainland with a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile, while Pyongyang believes Washington is considering a pre-emptive strike against it. Addressing the UN Conference on Disarmament in Geneva days after the Trump administration said it would expand its nuclear capability, US disarmament ambassador Robert Wood also warned that arsenals in China and Russia were expanding.

February 7, 2018

Nuclear Posture Review 'Recipe for a Disaster', Warns Pugwash

TOWARD A NUCLEAR FREE WORLD | IDN
The Nobel Peace laureate 'Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs' has warned that the latest development of U.S. nuclear weapons policy "will serve only to increase the saliency and attractiveness of nuclear weapons, and will certainly not enhance international security." Commenting on the United States 2018 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), Pugwash President Sergio Duarte and Secretary General Paolo Cotta-Ramusino said on February 6:

February 7, 2018

North Korea Says Its Nuclear Weapons Are No Longer 'Controversial' and U.S. Should Focus on Peace

Newsweek.com
North Korea has urged the U.S. to end international calls for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and to instead support ongoing peace talks geared toward ending the first and last active conflict of the Cold War.

February 7, 2018

US urges India and Pakistan to address tensions, wants Islamabad to 'restrain' its nuclear programme

First Post
The US needs to encourage India and Pakistan to address their tensions in order to reduce the risk of a nuclear war, a top Pentagon official told lawmakers on Tuesday, while seeking to restrain Pakistan's nuclear programme. Assistant secretary of defence for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, Randall Schriver, stressed that the US must see a change in Pakistan's behaviour in the areas of greatest concern to the US.

February 6, 2018

North Korea 'only months away' from US nuclear strike, claims diplomat

International Business Times
The US and North Korea have once again swapped nuclear strike warnings as they accused each other of ratcheting up tensions on the Korean peninsula. The two traded blows at the UN-sponsored Conference on Disarmament in Geneva where US disarmament ambassador Robert Wood said that North Korea might be able to hit the continental US with a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile within months.

February 6, 2018

Nursultan Nazarbayev is nuclear disarmament leader, says William Perry

Kazinform
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev is the nuclear disarmament leader former U.S. Secretary of Defense William James Perry said in Moscow during the presentation of his book My Journey at the Nuclear Brink, Kazinform cites the website of the Kazakh Embassy in the Russian Federation.

February 6, 2018

'New START' Milestone Could Help Halt Nuclear Arms Race

TOWARD A NUCLEAR FREE WORLD | IDN
The Arms Control Association has called for extending the 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) set to expire on February 5, 2021. The plea follows on the heels of an announcement each by the United States and Russia that they have met their obligations under the Treaty to reduce their deployed strategic nuclear forces by February 5, the implementation deadline.

February 6, 2018

Trump Awaits a 'Magical Moment' to Ban Nuclear Weapons

TOWARD A NUCLEAR FREE WORLD | IDN
The 2018 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), released February 2, is a dangerous departure from the past, and appears to reflect a firm U.S. commitment to readily use the world's deadliest weapons of mass destruction ? even if the United States is only a target of "significant non-nuclear strategic attacks", including cyberattacks.

February 6, 2018

U.S. and North Korea Debate Whose Nukes Present Biggest Threat to the World at Disarmament Conference

Newsweek.com
The American and North Korean envoys to the United Nations?sponsored Conference on Disarmament debated the danger presented by the two countries? nuclear capabilities in a lively exchange at a meeting held on Tuesday in Geneva, Switzerland.

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