United Nations chief congratulates ICAN on winning Nobel Peace Prize

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"Some states are modernising their nuclear arsenals, and there is a real danger that more countries will try to procure nuclear weapons, as exemplified by North Korea". It is a response to the ever-deepening concern of the worldwide community that any use of nuclear weapons would inflict catastrophic, widespread and long-lasting harm on people and our living planet.

The global community should worry about North Korea and its nuclear ambitions, the foreign minister added.

"NATO is committed to preserving peace and creating conditions for a world without nuclear weapons".

Mr Nash says superpowers like the United States need to lead from the front - and he has a message for President Trump.

It should be noted that at the same time, the United States approved the sale of a missile system Thaad to Saudi Arabia for $ 15 billion.

It's the latest group of people involved in world nuclear-disarmament efforts to be recognized with the Nobel Peace Prize, an award that's also been presented to such advocates in 1959, 1962, 1974, 1982, 1985, 1990, 1995 and 2005.

Some countries abandoned their nuclear ambitions at around the time of the treaty, including Sweden (1968) and Switzerland (1969), while others have since dropped their programmes such as South Africa (1991) and ex-Soviet republics.

"It's a little bit surreal right now", she said. But Helfand is hopeful it will energize the broader anti-nuclear campaign. "A man that you can bait with a tweet", she said.

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which was launched in Victoria's Parliament House 10 years ago, was announced as the victor in Oslo on Friday.

Very attuned to current times, for "We live in a world in which risk of nuclear weapons is greater than in a long time", in words of Chairman of Committee, Berit Reiss-Andersen, Nobel is an appeal to countries with nuclear weapons- Signatories of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (United States, United Kingdom, France, China, Russia) or not (India, Pakistan, North Korea, Israel)-to initiate "serious negotiations with a view to phasing out, balanced and carefully controlled" "Of almost 15,000 nuclear weapons in world".

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The United States had leaned hard on its allies, especially non-nuclear powers, to boycott the treaty talks that began at the United Nations earlier this year.

"If the US proves itself to be an unreliable negotiating partner, I think North Korea would have no incentive really to engage in any sort of discussion about its nuclear program", says Paulina Izewicz of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. "The German public might be opposed to nuclear weapons, but the government knows that they are key to German national security", said Dirsus.

But it was no joke.and neither, she says, is the current threat of nuclear conflict. His grandfather, Jacob Beser, was the only man in the world to fly on both planes that dropped nuclear bombs on Japan. This award shines a needed light on the path the ban treaty provides towards a world free of nuclear weapons.

Helfand said MA U.S. Senator Ed Markey has prioritized the nuclear threat, including introducing legislation that would prevent the president from making a first nuclear strike without congressional approval.

Nuclear disarmament campaign group ICAN won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to consign the atomic bomb to history, firing off a warning that Donald Trump s presidency showed the true extent of the risk posed by weapons of mass destruction.

Former Secretaries of State George Shultz and Henry Kissinger, former Defense Secretary William Perry and former Sen.

ICAN launched in Melbourne in 2007 and comprises paid members: three in Geneva, one in Melbourne and one in Sydney. Their ideas helped kick off the anti-nuclear Global Zero movement. "For the treaty to be further signed and above all ratified", United Nations spokeswoman Alessandra Vellucci told reporters in Geneva, reacting to the honour given to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. "Before it is too late, we must take that path".

She said nuclear tensions between Washington and North Korea represent a setback to world peace.

She said that she "worried that it was a prank" after getting a phone call just minutes before the official Peace Prize announcement was made.

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