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China’s next aircraft carrier ‘likely nuclear powered’

Beijing/UNI: China is building its fourth aircraft carrier as it seeks to deepen its naval power foothold in the Asia-Pacific region and the vessel is “likely to be nuclear powered,” sources close to the Chinese military revealed on Saturday.

Iran nuclear deal: ‘Heated rhetoric and the heightened risk of miscalculation’ widen differences

New York: Although the landmark Iran nuclear deal could improve regional stability if fully implemented, increased tensions have highlighted the risks posed by escalation, the UN’s Political and Peacebuilding Affairs chief told the Security Council on Tuesday.

Pakistan attempting to illegally obtain nuclear products from Germany: Reports

German authorities have claimed that Pakistan and North Korea are attempting to illegally obtain nuclear products and know-how from German hi-tech companies as part of efforts to develop their atomic weapons programmes.

Pakistan's nuclear weapons programme architect now kept as a 'prisoner'

Islamabad: Pakistan's former nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan, who had earned international attention in 2004 after publicly confessing his role in global nuclear proliferation, has petitioned in the Supreme Court to say he is being kept as a 'prisoner' by the country's government agencies.

Kazakhstan continues to push for a nuclear-free world

New York: Kazakhstan, the Central Asian country which has renounced nuclear weapons, continued on Tuesday to urge the international community to make a nuclear-free world reality.

Nuclear testing has ‘disastrous consequences’ for people and planet, General Assembly told

New York: Events commemorating the recent International Day against Nuclear Tests serve as an “important and stark reminder…of the disastrous consequences of nuclear testing on human health and the environment”, a top UN official told the General Assembly on Monday.

‘Staunch support’ for Iran nuclear deal tempered by concern over missile testing

New York, Dec 13 (IBNS): While there is “staunch support” among Member States for the 2016 Iran nuclear deal, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, that is tempered by concerns over some of its other activities, which Iran “should carefully consider and address” according to the latest report  on the deal from the UN Secretary-General.

UN nuclear watchdog will help verify DPRK nuclear programme, if agreement forthcoming

New York, Nov 10 (IBNS): North Korea’s continuing nuclear programme is clearly in violation of Security Council resolutions and “deeply regrettable,” the United Nations top nuclear official has said.

Time has come to rid the world of nuclear weapons, UN officials stress

New York, Sept 27 (IBNS): The time has come to make tangible progress to rid the world of nuclear weapons, top United Nations officials stressed today, citing the grave threat posed by such weapons to global security.

Time has come to rid the world of nuclear weapons, UN officials stress

New York, Sept 27 (IBNS): The time has come to make tangible progress to rid the world of nuclear weapons, top United Nations officials stressed today, citing the grave threat posed by such weapons to global security.

Nuclear test ban treaty critical to global collective security – UN chief

New York, Aug30 (IBNS): Every effort should be made to bring a global treaty into force that prevents more countries from developing nuclear weapons, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said.

Nuclear non-proliferation treaty marks first anniversary, but still lacks sufficient numbers to become law

New York, July 8 (IBNS): On Saturday, Secretary-General  António Guterres  welcomed the first anniversary of the adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, previously calling it an “essential pillar” of international peace and security, and the “heart” of the nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation regime.

Nuclear non-proliferation treaty an ‘essential pillar’ of international peace, says UN chief

New York, July 2 (IBNS): On the 50th anniversary of the opening for signature of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urged all State parties to ensure the Treaty’s continued strength and importance in the years ahead.

DPRK’s suspension of missile tests should lead to ‘irreversible’ commitment to ban nuclear testing – UN-backed treaty body

New York, Apr 26 (IBNS): The world’s nuclear proliferation watchdog has welcomed the announcement by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to suspend its nuclear and missile tests and shut down its Punggye-ri atomic test site.

Donald Trump accepts invitation to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

Washington, Mar 9 (IBNS): In a significant development, US President Donald Trump has said he is ready to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.