Nuclear Abolition News . Analysis . Features - ARCHIVE 2009-2013

Nuclear Test Moratorium Threatened by North Korean Impunity

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By THALIF DEEN

UNITED NATIONS (IPS) - When the United Nations commemorates the International Day Against Nuclear Tests later this week, the lingering question in the minds of most anti-nuclear activists is whether or not the existing moratorium on testing will continue to be honoured – or occasionally violated with impunity.

John Loretz, programme director at International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, told IPS that since the 1990s the moratorium has been honoured by most states with nuclear weapons. [P] JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF | SWEDISH

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ICAN Australia Shows The Way To Abolish Nukes

Photo: ICAN director Tim Wright and Hiroshima students launch thousand paper cranes project | Credit: MAPWcommunicationsNuclear Abolition News | IDN

By NEENA BHANDARI

SYDNEY (IDN) - Even as the nuclear-armed countries continue to amass new warheads and build and modernise ballistic missiles, bombers and submarines to launch them, the campaign for nuclear abolition is growing from strength to strength. [P] CHINESE TEXT VERSION PDFJAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF

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India Can Be Nuclear Suppliers' Credible Partner

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By RAJIV NAYAN*

NEW DELHI - Some of the Nuclear Suppliers Group members are expressing unnecessary apprehensions regarding India’s membership. Unlike China, India has a track record of complying with obligations of any treaty or agreement it signs.

The 2013 Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) plenary meeting in Prague, from June 13 to 14, assumed significance in the context of the on-going crises relating to Iran and North Korea as well the legitimacy crisis faced by the group because of the Chinese proliferation behaviour. Equally important challenges before the NSG have been the advancement in global nuclear technology as well as the expansion of its membership whereby its goals and objectives are promoted not compromised.

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Iran and P5+1 Talk About New Nuclear Talks

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Davutoglu with new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani | Credit: Iran ReviewNuclear Abolition News | IDN

By JAYA RAMACHANDRAN

BERLIN (IDN) - Preparations are afoot for a new, and perhaps a promising, round of talks between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) over Tehran’s nuclear energy program. According to Press TV, Kazakhstan is willing to host the negotiations for the third time in succession this year.

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U.S.-Russia Rift Could Impact Upcoming Nuke Talks

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By THALIF DEEN

UNITED NATIONS (IPS) - The growing political rift between the United States and Russia triggered by the granting of temporary asylum to U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden, who is now holed up in Moscow, is threatening to further undermine relations between the two superpowers at the United Nations. [P] ITALIAN | JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF | PORTUGUESE | SPANISH

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