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  • South Korea seeks US strategic weapons after North’s test

    SEOUL: South Korea is in talks with the United States to deploy US strategic weapons on the Korean peninsula, a South Korean military official said on Thursday, a day after North Korea said it successfully tested a hydrogen nuclear device...

    South Korea also said it would resume propaganda broadcasts by loudspeaker into North Korea from Friday, which is likely to infuriate its isolated rival, in response to its fourth nuclear test... ...

  • US, Pakistan to hold nuclear, strategic talks next week

    WASHINGTON: The United States and Pakistan will hold key talks on nuclear non-proliferation and strategic stability in the US capital next week...

    Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, who arrives in Washington on May 30, will lead senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Strategic Plans Division at these talks...

  • Indian inclusion could affect strategic stability, Pakistan tells Nuclear Suppliers Group

    ISLAMABAD: A day after India received support from the United States' for Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership, Pakistan cautioned the cartel of nuclear technology holders that country specific exemptions would negatively impact strategic stability in South Asia...

    In order to mobilise support for Pakistan’s NSG membership, a briefing session was held in Islamabad with NSG countries diplomatic missions invited...

  • Continued development of Indo-Pak nuclear arsenals could endanger strategic stability: report

    Continued development of Pakistan and India's nuclear weapons programme could endanger strategic stability between both countries, a Congressional Research Service report (CRS) titled "Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons" has said...

    Pakistan's expansion of its nuclear arsenal, the development of new types of nuclear warheads and the adoption of the 'full spectrum deterrence' doctrine have caused observers to "express concern about an...

  • Nuclear race can jeopardise strategic stability: US report

    WASHINGTON: Conti­nued Indian and Pakistani nuclear weapons development could jeopardise strategic stability between the two countries, warns a congressional report sent to US lawmakers this week...

    The Congressional Research Service (CRS), which prepared the report, notes that Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal is “designed to dissuade India from taking military action against the country”...

  • Differences on nuclear issue surface at US strategic talks

    WASHINGTON: Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz urged the United States on Monday to show a greater understanding of Pakistan’s security concerns as US Sec­retary of State John Kerry asked Islamabad to consider reducing its nuclear arsenal...

    The two top diplomats made these remarks at the inaugural session of the US-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue, which both sides used also to vent their concerns on pressing issues instead of confining...

  • Resumption of international cricket in Pakistan included in ICC strategic policy

    LAHORE: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has included the issue of the resumption of international cricket in Pakistan in its strategic policy, which has been finalized in its meeting held in Dubai last week, Dawn has learnt...

    Though the above mentioned issue was not included in the original draft of the strategic policy when it was presented before the member countries of the ICC during the meeting, the Pakistan Cricket Board...

  • Strategic balance hinges on NSG’s non-discriminatory approach: FO

    ISLAMABAD: Sustain­able civil nuclear energy is essential for Pakistan’s future energy security and economic development and a non-discriminatory appro­a­ch by the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is imperative to maintain strategic balance in the region...

    Speaking at the weekly brie­fing on Thursday, Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria said, “Any country’s specific exception will not be beneficial for non-proliferation regime and...

  • '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...

    The officials were participating in a seminar titled ‘Revisiting 20 Years of Nuclearisation of South Asia: Impact on Regional Politics and Security’, organised by...

  • Pakistan will not transfer weapons of mass destruction to states or non-state actors: Aziz

    Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Tuesday reaffirmed Pakistan's commitment not to transfer weapons of mass destruction to states or non-state actors...

    Delivering a keynote address on the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1540 in Islamabad, Aziz said as a responsible nuclear state, Pakistan will continue to partner with international community to prevent non-state actors from acquiring...

  • 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...

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