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New nuclear arms race would set back disarmament efforts, Pakistan tells UN

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan told the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) that declared plans by one nuclear weapons state to expand its nuclear capabilities would renew an arms race and seriously set back global disarmament efforts. Speaking in the Security Council debate on ‘Global Efforts to Prevent Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction by Non-State Actors’, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi criticized one of the P-5 states that has vowed to “greatly strengthen and expand nuclear capabilities by…

U.S. warns North Korea of ‘overwhelming’ response if nuclear arms used

SEOUL: U.S. President Donald Trump's defense secretary warned North Korea on Friday of an "effective and overwhelming" response if it chose to use nuclear weapons, as he reassured South Korea of steadfast U.S. support. "Any attack on the United States, or our allies, will be defeated, and any use of nuclear weapons would be met with a response that would be effective and overwhelming," Defense Secretary James Mattis said at South Korea's defense ministry, at the end of a two-day visit. Mattis' remarks come amid concern…