Robert Costa, The Washington Post Published 12:17 pm PDT, Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a National Space Council meeting in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 23, 2018. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a National Space Council meeting in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 23, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton, left, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov talk to each other during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser has met with top Russian officials after Trump declared he intended to pull out of a 1987 nuclear weapons treaty. less U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton, left, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov talk to each other during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump's ... more … [Read more...] about Pence leaves open the possibility of nuclear weapons in space
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BRITAIN faces “unparalleled” security risks as more countries develop nukes, a report warns today. Terrorists could also seize missiles and chemical weapon bans will be ignored, it says. Demands on Earth’s resources and over-population could trigger mass migration, sparking wars. The dangers are set out by experts from MoD think tank the Development Concepts and Doctrine Centre. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson seized on the report to call for more money. He said: “This report makes clear that we are living in a world becoming rapidly more dangerous. The Future Starts Today report says the world has reached a critical point on security. Test launch of a Hwasong-12 intermediate range missile in Pyongyang, North Korea, in file photo dated 29 August 2017“Identifying these threats means we can continue to build an Armed Forces that can stay ahead of them.” The Future Starts Today report says the world has reached a critical point on security. It claims … [Read more...] about Britain faces ‘unparalleled’ security risks as more countries develop nuclear weapons and chemical weapon bans are ignored, report warns
NORTH Korea says it will never disarm nuclear weapons first without more trust in US. North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong ho told the United Nations on Saturday that continued sanctions on Pyongyang were deepening its mistrust in the United States. "Without any trust in the US there will be no confidence in our national security and under such circumstances there is no way we will unilaterally disarm ourselves first," Ri told the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations. China and Russia have said the UN Security Council should reward Pyongyang for steps taken after U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met in June and Kim pledged to work toward denuclearisation. "The perception that sanctions can bring us on our knees is a pipe-dream of the people who are ignorant about us. But the problem is that the continued sanctions are deepening our mistrust," Ri said. However, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the UN Security Council on Thursday: … [Read more...] about North Korea says it will NEVER disarm nuclear weapons without more trust in the USA
UNITED NATIONS -- North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday that there is "no way" his nation will never disarm its nuclear weapons first if it can't trust Washington. "Without any trust in the U.S. there will be no confidence in our national security and, under such circumstances, there is no way we will unilaterally disarm ourselves first," Ri said. His comments come after President Trump, at the U.N. for four days, lauded the progress of the talks between the two nations. Mr. Trump said that he was in no "hurry," adding that another summit with take place between the two leaders soon, at a location other than Singapore. Ri implored the U.S. to follow up on promise made at the U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore between Mr. Trump and Kim Jong Un, and noted that it has been over one year since nuclear tests and rocket test launches have taken place. Ri said that Kim Jong Un had a "firm determination to turn the Korean … [Read more...] about North Korea says “no way” it will disarm nuclear weapons if it can’t trust U.S.
NORTH Korean leader Kim Jong-un agreed to a 'complete denuclearisation' of the Korean Peninsula after a summit with Donald Trump in June, 2018. Let's take a look at the rogue state's controversial nuclear weapons programme. What is the latest on the nuclear situation in North Korea? On April 21, 2018, Kim Jong-un said the reclusive nation was suspending long-range nuclear missile tests and shutting its test site. At the Singapore summit on June 11, 2018, Trump and Kim agreed to start the denuclearisation "very quickly". The US President said the meeting had gone "better than anyone could have expected". "We are going to sign this historic agreement," said Kim. "The world will see a major change." In the agreement, Kim committed to "complete denuclearisation of Korean Peninsula". Despite the denuclearisation pledge, the rogue state has not stopped its nuclear activities, the UN's nuclear watchdog said in August 2018. On August 29, it was reported that talks between the US and … [Read more...] about What nuclear weapons does North Korea have and has Kim Jong-un agreed to ‘complete denuclearisation’?