China Thursday said there was no change in its policy of no first use of nuclear weapons, days after the country tested a new long range intercontinental ballistic missile with multiple war heads which could hit targets at a range of 12,000 kms.
Government is unlikely to change its no-first-use nuclear doctrine which was adopted in 1998 although a suggestion to this effect was made in
Parliament by former External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Estonia on Thursday for talks with her NATO counterparts about the alliance`s role in nuclear defence and ways to drum up more trainers for the Afghan Army.
North Korea has "nothing to fear" if it breaks from its nuclear weapons program, officials in Washington have insisted after Pyongyang attacked the new US nuclear policy as showing continued hostility.
Iran was within its international
obligations when it enriched some of its uranium stockpile
earlier this month and should not be subjected to UN sanctions
over its nuclear programme, its parliament speaker said on Thursday.