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US experts think North Korea could launch missile ‘within days’

WASHINGTON: U.S. government experts think North Korea could conduct a new missile test within days, in what would be its first launch since it fired a missile over Japan in mid-September, two authoritative U.S. government sources said on Tuesday. One of the sources, who did not want to be identified, said the United States had evidence that Japanese reports about the monitoring of signals suggesting North Korea was preparing a new missile test were accurate. Both sources said U.S. government experts believed a new test…

Declaring Pakistan ‘sponsor of terror’ to be profoundly unwise: US think-tank

WASHINGTON: A senior representative of a leading US think-tank believes that labeling Pakistan a ‘state sponsor of terrorism’ would be a profoundly unwise move. In his recent post on the issue, Michael Krepon, the co-founder of the Stimson Centre, said: “The leverage this threat provides would be lost with its execution, along with the likelihood of remedial steps. The terrorism issue, as important as it is, is less consequential than the nuclear issue.” He went on to say that, “Rawalpindi has figured this out, which…

Pakistan will emerge as a major nuclear power, says US think tank

WASHINGTON: American think tanks have stated that Pakistan will emerge as a major nuclear power and also expressed its concern over promotion of Islamic extremism in the country, ARY News reported. According to ARY News correspondent in Washington Jahanzaib Ali, the report published by Heritage Foundation and Hudson Institute has advised the Trump administration to link conditions for the US cooperation and financial aid to the country. The report also advised the US government to attach strings with the aid to…