Mar 28 2017
Approximately 40 states will not participate in the negotiations on a nuclear weapons ban treaty scheduled to begin later on Monday, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced. "So what you would see is that the General Assembly would go through, in good faith, trying to do something but North Korea would be the one cheering and all of us and the people we represent would be the ones at risk", she said.
Washington, whose nuclear arsenal of 6800 warheads is second to Russia's 7000, according to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), has long guaranteed to defend its non-nuclear allies, which include Japan and South Korea.
Even with the major nuclear powers boycotting the debate, a treaty would oblige them to revisit their policies sooner or later - even if, like Russian Federation and the United States, they're now modernizing their nuclear weapons arsenal.
On December 23, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution to convene negotiations on banning nuclear weapons, and decided the talks will take place in NY on March 25-31.
The corresponding resolution was supported by more than 100 countries, while Russian Federation and 35 other countries voted against it.
She says the US has already reduced its nuclear weapons by 85 percent under the decades-old Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. But we have to be realistic.
In his remarks, Mr. Kim also stressed that purist of nuclear as well as non-nuclear strategic weapons would not create security but instead can provoke "new and destabilizing" arms races as well as exacerbate regional and global tension.
Ambassador Matthew Rycroft of Great Britain said his country stayed away form the talks "because we do not believe that those negotiations will lead to effective progress on global nuclear disarmament". He sadi that his country was for a step by step approach within existing multilateral system.
Then-president Barack Obama announced a drive in 2009 to reduce the role of nuclear weapons and eventually eliminate them. "And now there are raised worries with the new United States president".
While land-mines and biological or chemical weapons are banned under global law, the U.S. and Russian Federation have stubbornly maintained (and now are significantly upgrading) a collection capable of extinguishing humanity.
But his administration strongly encouraged North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies to vote against this year's United Nations negotiations, saying a ban would obstruct cooperation to respond to nuclear threats from adversaries.
Drawing on experience from those campaigns, Fihn believes there is a "good chance" a treaty will be adopted, though perhaps not necessarily after the first phase of negotiations ends in July. "Whenever we asked, we were told that the time was not right". Those other weapons, including chemical weapons, land mines and cluster munitions, have been banned.
Mar 28 2017
Trump to Sign Executive Order Undoing Obama Cuts in Power Plant Emissions
The former Oklahoma attorney general blamed the Obama administration for following "a very anti-fossil fuel strategy". We need a pro-growth and pro-environment approach for how we do regulations in this country.
Mar 27 2017
Mubarak a free man six years after overthrow
The anti-Mubarak revolt ushered in instability that drove away tourists and investors, taking a heavy toll on the economy. In 2013, the trial was launched again only to end with the lifting of all charges against Mubarak eighteen months later.
Mar 25 2017
Apologise or else will file defamation case: Sena MP to AI officials
Sukumar, the employee who was attacked , said he first requested the MP to deboard in English but was told to speak in Hindi. Delhi Police has registered an FIR against Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad on a complaint by Air India and its staff member.
Mar 24 2017
This Is the Most Popular Smartphone of 2016
Zooming in on the premium pricing tier, Huawei's P9 numbered among IHS Markit's top 5 most shipped smartphone models a year ago . Interestingly, IHS remarks that Huawei - the third largest smartphone maker - didn't even have a single entry in the top 10.
Mar 24 2017
Thousands Mourn Westminster Terror Victims During Candlelight Vigil in London
The attacker drove a vehicle into crowds on Westminster Bridge, before crashing into the railings outside Parliament. Trump Jr's comment was widely criticised on social media with MP Wes Streeting branding him "a disgrace".
Mar 23 2017
Trump feels 'somewhat' vindicated after Nunes intel briefing
Nunes later told CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" that "President-elect Trump and his team were put into intelligence reports". Like the White House Patch Facebook Page .
Mar 23 2017
Rory McIlroy Takes Top Odds Into WGC Championship
I want to make certain you are there during his Hall of Fame speech.' She loves it. There is no sudden death after a match in group play under any circumstance.
Mar 22 2017
GameStop: Nintendo Switch Sales "Have Been Phenomenal"
Nintendo is now facing a very tough market with both of the rivals PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. Well, as Gamestop suggests, Nintendo Switch sales have been really good from the day it launched.
Mar 22 2017
N.Korea says it's not afraid of US threat of military strike
Tillerson flubbed a question on cutting off North Korea's oil, much of which comes from or transits through China. North Korea has released a propaganda video depicting attacks on a United States aircraft carrier and planes.
Mar 22 2017
September 11 Families Sue Saudi Arabia Over 9/11 Attacks
A representative of Saudi Arabia's embassy in Washington, D.C. did not immediately respond to a request for comment. It was initially vetoed by President Obama, who said it could hurt United States partnerships around the world.
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