Anti-nuclear group awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Berit Reiss-Andersen Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee

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Speaking to reporters in Geneva, ICAN s head Beatrice Fihn said Trump s movements over North Korea and Iran showed the clear danger posed by nuclear arms.

The European Union's foreign policy chief welcomed the awarding of this year's Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.

Since the launch of ICAN in 2007, SGI has been proud to work as one of the movement's global partners toward the realization of a world free from nuclear weapons.

She said the United States leader appeared to have a track record of "not listening to expertise", and insisted his supervision of a massive nuclear arsenal "just puts a spotlight" on the dangers of such weapons.

In fact, it was Baker's work that inspired the American cardiologist Bernard Lown to start a group called International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), which was in turned recognized with a Nobel in 1985.

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With the support of ICAN, the CBS published a Bangla book titled Keno Paromanobik Ostro Ekhone Nishiddho Howa Uchit (Why should nuclear weapons be banned right now) in 2014. Fihn went on to say that we can not make excuses for threatening indiscriminately to slaughter hundreds of thousands of civilians in the name of security.

Despite Japan's decades-long campaign against nuclear weapons, the government found itself in a bind as it relies on the US nuclear umbrella for its security and is, like the nuclear powers, not a party to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons adopted in July, for which ICAN is being honored.

President Donald Trump, who has mocked Kim by calling him "Little Rocket Man", has said he would have no choice but to "totally destroy" North Korea if the United States or its allies are attacked.

"They have also shown the utter bankruptcy of the argument put forward by nuclear-armed states that nuclear weapons help keep the world safe: safety laced with the spectre of annihilation is an absurd fallacy".

If this weren't enough, US President Donald Trump is expected next week to withdraw his endorsement of the Iran nuclear deal. The Nobel Committee has given out more than 30 prizes honoring various research that enhances the study of nuclear activity, dating all the way back to 1903. ICAN's website crashed, as people around the world started researching the organisation named as the "driving force" behind the signing of the historic United Nations treaty. And the treaty will only enter into force when 50 countries have signed and ratified it, a process that could take months or years. "The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which all NATO allies have signed, remains the cornerstone of worldwide efforts to do so", Jens Stoltenberg, the alliance's secretary-general, said. The group was officially launched in 2007 with the aim of promoting the ideals outlined in the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. "The risks of their use exist as long as the weapons do", he said.

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THE Nobel Peace Prize was awarded on Friday to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, an organisation seeking to eliminate atomic weapons through an international treaty-based prohibition.

The creation of ICAN was inspired by the success of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, Nobel Peace Prize victor in 1997.

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was agreed on by 122 countries at United Nations headquarters July 7.

The treaty was shunned by nuclear powers the US, Britain, Russia and China, as well as Australia, which doesn't have any nuclear weapons.

Nuclear powers around the world repeated their opposition to efforts to ban the weapons after the Nobel announcement Friday. "Japan should play the role of connecting them", he said.

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