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  • 'Pakistan a problem for US because they have nuclear weapons,' says Trump

    During an interview with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, Trump termed Pakistan "a vital problem" for the United States (US) "because they have a thing called nuclear weapons", adding, "They have to get a better hold of the situation...

    When questioned about nuclear security and American defence policy, the billionaire said that although the US has traditionally provided military support to Saudi Arabia, Japan, Germany and South Korea, it...

  • ‘Quality, capacity, safety of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons better than India’s’

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s nuclear programme was launched for peaceful purposes but national security issues forced the country to build nuclear weapons, former nuclear scientist and the chairman of the Underground Gasification Project at the Thar Coal Field, Dr Samar Mubarakmand, said on Tuesday...

    Dr Mubarakmand was speaking at a seminar titled ‘Civilian Uses for Nuclear Energy in Pakistan: Opportunities and Prospects’, organised by the...

  • ‘Nuclear weapons did not insulate Pakistan from threats’

    ISLAMABAD: Former military officials and diplomats appeared to reach a rare consensus on Tuesday, at a seminar on the 20th anniversary of Pakistan’s nuclear tests, that while nuclear weapons may have prevented war with India they did not insulate the country from threats...

    Former defence secretary retired Lt Gen Naeem Khalid Lodhi said: “We do not have full spectrum deterrence because nuclear parity or mutual deterrence has pushed...

  • Weapons, hundreds of kilos of explosives found at ETA sites: France

    PARIS/BAYONNE: French police have found dozens of weapons and hundreds of kilograms of explosives at ETA arms dumps after the Basque separatist group abided by its promise to completely disarm on Saturday, the Paris prosecutor’s office said...

    The Basque group ETA, which has fought a long and often-bloody drive for independence, provided France with a list of arms caches on Saturday under a promise to completely disarm, a move the...

  • France freezes company assets over Syria chemical weapons

    France on Friday froze the assets for six months of companies based in Syria, Lebanon and China after they were linked to an alleged chemical weapons programme in Syria...

    In January, France sanctioned 25 people and companies based in Syria, but also French, Lebanese and Chinese, over suspicions of fuelling the development of chemical weapons in the war-ravaged country...

  • UN watchdog closes Iran nuclear weapons probe

    VIENNA: The UN nuclear watchdog’s 35-nation board decided on Tuesday to close its investigation into whether Iran once had a nuclear weapons programme, opting to support Tehran’s deal with major powers rather than dwell on its past activities...

    In a symbolic victory for Iran, the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors passed a resolution that would end its long-running inquiry but allows inspectors to continue to...

  • International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

    Nuclear disarmament group ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its decade-long campaign to rid the world of the atomic bomb as nuclear-fuelled crises swirl over North Korea and Iran...

    “The organisation is receiving the award for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to...

  • Israel will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons: Netanyahu

    JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iran on Sunday that Israel would not allow it to obtain nuclear weapons, after sanctions were lifted under Tehran's historic nuclear deal with global powers...

    “Israel's policy has been and will remain exactly what has been followed: to not allow Iran to acquire nuclear weapons,” Netanyahu said during a cabinet meeting, according to his office...

  • Only a deal can stop Iran from producing nuclear weapons: Kerry

    WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned American lawmakers that Iran has already ‘mastered’ the technology to make fissile material and only a deal could stop it from making weapons...

    Mr Kerry and other members of the Obama cabinet appeared before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday afternoon to defend a nuclear deal with Iran signed earlier this month...

  • Nuclear weapons are no joke, you can't use them: Zardari

    Nuclear weapons are not an aggressive option and you cannot use them, says former president and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari...

    In an interview to Russia Today (RT), Zardari said: “You can develop it, you can have it, you can display a photograph of it but nuclear weapons are no joke...

  • Thousands join anti-nuclear weapons march in London

    LONDON: Thousands of people joined a protest in central London on Saturday against the renewal of Britain’s nuclear weapons system Trident...

    March organisers insist there is growing popular opposition to the Cold War-era weapons system, which is based at a sea loch on the west coast of Scotland...

  • Nuclear weapons limit chance of Indo-Pak war, says adviser to National Command Authority

    ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the National Command Authority, Lt Gen (r) Khalid Kidwai has said that there is little probability for war between Pakistan and India because of the nuclear weapon stockpiles maintained by both countries...

    "Pakistan's only enemy is India and our nuclear programme is India-centric," he said at a rare public talk held at the Institute of Strategic Studies on Pakistan's role in Nuclear Security Summit...

  • Powell’s email says Israel has 200 nuclear weapons, all directed at Iran

    WASHINGTON: In a private email exchange last year leaked this week by hackers, former US Secretary of State Colin Powell discussed Israel’s nuclear weapons capability with a friend, saying the country had 200 warheads...

    Though Israel is widely believed to have developed nuclear weapons decades ago, it has never declared itself to be a nuclear state...

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