The UN chief said Thursday the "total elimination" of nuclear weapons remained a UN priority, warning against a burgeoning new arms race. In a speech to students at Geneva University, Antonio Guterres presented a new disarmament agenda to face challenges emerging in a world where "Cold War tensions have returned." "Today, the total elimination of nuclear weapons remains our priority," he said, cautioning that long-championed global "efforts to achieve this goal are in state of severe crisis." "Our world is going backwards," Guterres said, adding that hard won disarmament agreements reached during and right after the Cold War risked crumbling. The UN Secretary General pointed out that "global military spending and arms competition are increasing, particularly in the most dangerous parts of the world." "Governments are pouring resources into updating old weapons systems, developing new ones, and entering into what many see as a new arms race, based on quality rather than quantity," he … [Read more...] about UN chief calls for ‘total elimination’ of nuclear weapons
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"We will not repeat the sad history of the Korean War. One cannot allow the bloodshed of the Korean nation to take place again… I confirm that I will not use force," the spokesperson said quoting Kim. © AP Photo / Andrew HarnikNorth Korea's Kim Ready to Lay Out Map for Denuclearization of Korean Peninsula - PompeoAccording to the South Korean presidential office, the North Korean leader pledged to invite international experts to monitor the closure of the nuclear test site. The spokesman quoted Kim Jong-Un saying nuclear weapons would make no sense if the agreement to end the war with the United States was reached. "If our meetings with the United States will be frequent, and trust will be built and an agreement on integrity and ending the war reached, why should we possess nuclear weapons and live in difficult conditions?" the spokesperson said quoting Kim. Kim Jong Un also said at the inter-Korean summit … [Read more...] about North Korean Leader Promised Not to Use Force, Close Nuclear Test Site
A crucial nuclear summit between North and South Korea could be blown off course by a dispute over a mango mousse, it emerged today. Japan has demanded South Korea rethink the dessert it plans to serve at a North-South summit dinner on Friday, because it features a contentious map. The decoration shows a map of the Korean peninsula, including islands disputed with Japan, a recurring irritant for Tokyo. The mousse, subtitled "Spring of the People" in a publicity photo, features islands known as Takeshima in Japan and Dokdo in Korea, which lie about halfway between the East Asian neighbours in the Sea of Japan, which Seoul refers to as the East Sea. "It is extremely regrettable," a Japanese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on Wednesday, adding that Japan had lodged a protest. "We have asked that the dessert not be served." Japan complained to South Korea about fans waving a flag with a similar design at a friendly women's ice hockey match at the Winter Paralympics between the combined … [Read more...] about Crucial North Korea nuclear summit could be blown off course by a mango mousse
An interactive map showing the devastating effect a nuclear bomb could have on Hull has been released. Website Outrider.org has produced the petrifying simulator showing the extent of the fireball, shock wave, heat and radiation that would be caused by a variety of nuclear detonations. The Outrider site exists to spread awareness of the dangers of nuclear armaments. It shows what would happen if a nuclear bomb was dropped on a specific area. Users can choose to simulate four different types of nuclear bombs as well as their blast type on a location of their choice. The four nuclear bombs include a Little Boy - the first bomb used in a war; a Hwasong-14 - a North Korean ICBM; a W-87 in US Arsenal, on Minuteman III; and a Tsar Bomba - the largest USSR bomb deonated. There are two blast types - air bust and surface. A surface blast is when the bomb detonates on the ground. This affects a smaller geographic area but leaves much more radiation in the area. Air bust is when the bomb is … [Read more...] about What would happen if a nuclear bomb was dropped on Hull?
The 55x21" map, dated October 27, 1962, shows the US Air Force targets of Soviet military facilities, including bases for MiG fighters and bombers, surface-to-air missiles, cruise missile and nuclear storage sites, as well as Komar-class missile boat moorings at locations across Cuba, from San Antonio de los Banos to Santa Clara, Camaguey, Banes, and Punta Gerardo. © RR AuctionLegend of Soviet units in Cuba, according to US intel. CC0 / Ken Hackman, AAVS/DOOJCuban Missile Crisis: 14 Days When the World Was on the Brink of Nuclear WarOctober 27, 1962, also known as "Black Saturday," is considered by historians as the most dangerous moment of the Cuban Missile Crisis, and perhaps in human history. On that day, a Soviet SAM shot down a USAF U-2 spy plane. Later, US destroyers dropped depth charges on a Soviet sub, forcing it to either launch its missiles or surface. The sub commander chose the latter. … [Read more...] about Cuban Missile Crisis: Secret Map Shows Soviet Units US Planned to Strike