Nuclear arms

North Korea could own 45 nuclear arms by 2020'

North Korea could own up to 45 nuclear arms by 2020 owing to an anticipated rise in its reserves of plutonium and enriched uranium and its growing pace of arms development, a South Korean expert said on Thursday.

Feb 09, 2017, 14:28 PM IST

Russia says ready to talk to Trump about nuclear arms, Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that Moscow was ready to talk to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump`s new administration about nuclear weapons and Syria, saying the two countries could together solve many of the world`s problems.

Jan 17, 2017, 21:03 PM IST
US will outlast everyone in nuclear arms race: Donald Trump

US will outlast everyone in nuclear arms race: Donald Trump

President-elect Donald Trump on today reportedly said he is fine with a nuclear arms race and exuded confidence that the US would outlast any another country in terms of atomic weapons.

Dec 24, 2016, 00:17 AM IST
Donald trump effect: `China should build more nuclear arms, increase military spending`

Donald trump effect: `China should build more nuclear arms, increase military spending`

On Wednesday, Donald Trump selected Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, who has close ties to Chinese President Xi Jinping, as ambassador to China.

Dec 08, 2016, 15:14 PM IST
Blunt Trump threat by building more nuclear arms, says Chinese media

Blunt Trump threat by building more nuclear arms, says Chinese media

Beijing should also quickly deploy its intercontinental ballistic missiles to defend its interests if Trump tries to corner the country, AFP quoted the editorial as saying.

Dec 08, 2016, 13:44 PM IST

Japan remembers Hiroshima, urges world to follow Barack Obama and visit

Japan's mayor urged world leaders to follow in U.S. President Barack Obama`s footsteps and visit, and ultimately rid the world of nuclear arms.

Aug 06, 2016, 06:21 AM IST
US President Barack Obama mourns dead in Hiroshima, calls for world without nuclear arms

US President Barack Obama mourns dead in Hiroshima, calls for world without nuclear arms

Barack Obama on Friday became the first incumbent US President to visit Hiroshima, site of the world`s first atomic bombing, in a gesture Tokyo and Washington hope will showcase their alliance and reinvigorate efforts to rid the world of nuclear arms.

May 27, 2016, 22:54 PM IST

N Korea congress adopts policy to improve, expand nuclear arms

It also enshrined a policy of not using nuclear weapons unless its sovereignty is threatened by another nuclear power, and of working towards the eventual reunification of the divided Korean peninsula.

May 09, 2016, 06:36 AM IST

Iran disputes UN finding that it worked on nuclear arms

Iran has rejected an assessment by the UN nuclear agency that it did past work on nuclear arms but is praising some aspects of the agency's investigation of the issue, reflecting satisfaction that the more than decade-long probe has ended.

Jan 12, 2016, 07:29 AM IST

UN to let Iran inspect alleged nuke work site

Iran, in an unusual arrangement, will be allowed to use its own experts to inspect a site it allegedly used to develop nuclear arms under a secret agreement with the UN agency that normally carries out such work.

Aug 20, 2015, 01:28 AM IST

Nuclear peace: Mankind's most dangerous bluff?

In the nervous aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing 70 years ago, citizens spent decades on alert for a nuclear war that would wipe out billions in a radioactive firestorm and render Earth uninhabitable.

Aug 06, 2015, 23:04 PM IST
Climate change brings world closer to `doomsday`: Scientists

Climate change brings world closer to `doomsday`: Scientists

Climate change and the danger of nuclear war pose an ever-growing threat to civilization and are bringing the world closer to doomsday, a group of prominent scientists and Nobel laureates said Thursday.

Jan 23, 2015, 00:25 AM IST

Marshall Islands sues India, 8 others for possessing Nuclear-Arms

In a "David vs Goliath" battle, a tiny Pacific island nation today filed a lawsuit against nine nuclear-armed nations, including India, at the International Court of Justice for violating their legal obligation to disarm.

Apr 24, 2014, 21:48 PM IST

Still a way to go in Iran nuke probe: UN

UN inspectors looking into allegations Iran worked on nuclear arms cautioned that their long-stalled probe still had a long way to go to determine whether such suspicions are valid.

Feb 10, 2014, 18:39 PM IST

US steps up surveillance of Pakistan`s nuclear arms: Report

The US, which spends billions monitoring adversaries like Al Qaeda, North Korea and Iran, pays an equally intense focus on ally Pakistan and has ramped up surveillance of its nuclear arms, according to a report.

Sep 03, 2013, 14:28 PM IST

Obama calls on Russia to cut nuclear arms

Obama on Wednesday called on Russia to agree strategic nuclear weapons cuts of up to a third and to also rein in strategic atomic arms, in a keynote speech in Berlin.

Jun 19, 2013, 19:42 PM IST

China boosts nuclear arms arsenal: Think tank

China, India and Pakistan have increased their nuclear weapons by about 10 warheads each in the past year, and other nuclear states appear set on maintaining their arsenals, a Swedish think-tank claimed Sunday.

Jun 03, 2013, 09:48 AM IST

S Korea warns N Korea against use of nuclear arms

A top South Korean general has warned that it will preemptively strike against North Korea if it shows intent to use a nuclear weapon.

Feb 09, 2013, 11:52 AM IST

`Pak nukes might fall into hands of terrorist`

A recent Congressional Research Service report had said that Pakistan is increasing its production of nuclear weapons.

Aug 15, 2012, 09:37 AM IST

Hatoyama speaks against nuke arms on Iran trip

"No country should possess weapons of mass destruction,
especially nuclear weapons," Hatoyama said.

Apr 08, 2012, 19:07 PM IST