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  • Pakistan rules out sharing nukes with Saudis, anyone else

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan ruled out sharing its nuclear weapons with Saudi Arabia, insisting Thursday that the atomic arsenal would continue serving solely for the country's national defence even as world powers and Iran near a possible nuclear agreement...

    Pakistan has long been among the world's greatest proliferation threats, having shared weapons technology with Iran, Libya and North Korea...

  • ‘Pakistan needs proactive foreign policy on nukes’

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan needs an independent narrative on its nuclear programme and a proactive foreign policy on nuclear weapons...

    “Pakistan is a responsible nuclear state and we have always followed the international law and international protocol of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the safety and security of our nuclear programme...

  • Pakistan’s nukes no cause of concern: official

    WASHINGTON: Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhary said on Thursday that Pakistan had never had a nuclear accident or breach of security and, therefore, there was no cause of concern about its nuclear programme...

    At a news briefing at the Pakistan Embassy, the foreign secretary said the impression that Pakistan’s nuclear installations were insecure was baseless...

  • Pakistan capable of protecting its nukes, says US

    WASHINGTON: Days before a key nuclear summit in Washington, the United States has assured the international community that Pakistan is capable of protecting its nuclear weapons...

    He reminded Pakistan that the US and Russia had reduced their nukes from 50,000 to 1,500 and were now working on further reductions...

  • India introduced nukes to S. Asia: Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan reminded the international community on Saturday that it did not introduce nuclear weapons to South Asia, India did...

    In a statement issued here, Pakistan Embassy rejected suggestions by the US media that Pakistan was “irresponsibly building its nuclear arsenal”...

  • America urges Pakistan to prove responsible stewardship of nukes

    WASHINGTON: The Trump administration’s first foreign policy — announced on Monday — urges Pakistan to demonstrate that it’s a “responsible steward” of its nuclear assets and warns that the fear of a nuclear conflict with India remains a key concern in Washington...

    The new policy also insists that Pakistan take action against militants on its soil and intensify its counterterrorism efforts if it wants to continue its partnership with...

  • World must prevent terror 'madmen' from getting nukes, says Obama

    WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama told a global nuclear security summit on Friday that more cooperation was needed to prevent “madmen” from groups like the Islamic State from acquiring a nuke or “dirty bomb”...

    Obama told world leaders gathered in Washington that Islamic State's video surveillance of a Belgian nuclear scientist and use of chemical and biological weapons presented a clear statement of intent
  • IS ‘madmen’ will certainly use nukes: Obama

    WASHINGTON: More cooperation is needed to prevent the militant Islamic State (IS) group’s “madmen” and other extremists from getting a nuclear weapon, US President Barack Obama warned on Friday as global leaders met here...

    The threat of terrorists using nuclear material in a “dirty bomb” — or even obtaining an atomic weapon — has loomed large over the summit, punctuated by revelations that IS members tracked a Belgian nuclear scientist...
  • Nukes cannot be used as equalisers, US congressional panel told

    While commenting on the growing imbalance of power between India and Pakistan, they argued at a recent hearing that in the last 20 years India had rapidly increased its economic and military strength but Pakistan did not...

    This increased the gap and Pakistan was now using its nuclear programme to bridge this gap, they added...

  • N. Korea says nukes are defence against US ‘blackmail’

    SEOUL: North Korea on Saturday sought to justify its weapons programme as a defence against US nuclear “blackmail” as world powers debated ways to punish Pyongyang for its fifth and most powerful atomic test...

    South Korea said the nuclear threat from its wayward neighbour was growing fast and called for tough new sanctions from the UN Security Council to force it to change tack
  • US sanctions Chinese firm tied to North Korean nukes

    WASHINGTON: The United States said on Monday it had sanctioned a Chinese industrial machinery and equipment wholesaler, taking a step in tightening the financial noose around North Korea’s nuclear programme that the company has links with...

    In a statement on its website, the US Treasury said it was sanctioning Dandong Hongxiang Industrial Development Co and four officials of the firm under US regulations targeting proliferators of...
  • US training Europeans to use nukes against Russia: Lavrov

    GENEVA: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday accused Washington of training Europeans in the use of nuclear weapons, with the aim of using them against his country...

    “Nuclear disarmament is hampered by the US non-strategic nuclear weapons in Europe,” Lavrov told the UN Conference on Disarmament in Geneva
  • No missile talks unless West gives up its nukes: Iran

    TEHRAN: Iran’s armed forces spokesman said on Saturday that there can be no talks on the country’s missile programme without the West’s destruction of its nuclear weapons and long-range missiles...

    “What Americans say out of desperation with regards to limiting the Islamic republic of Iran’s missile capability is an unattainable dream,” Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri told the official IRNA news agency
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