Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32248/all en N.Korea nuclear test needs 'adequate' UN response: Lavrov http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/nkorea-nuclear-test-needs-adequate-un-response-lavrov <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday he expected the UN Security Council to agree on "an adequate response" to North Korea's controversial nuclear test.</p> <p>"I know that the UN Security Council is to be discussing this issue in the next few hours and (will) make relevant agreements and decisions on that," he said via a translator on a visit to Pretoria.</p> <p>"Such actions that are worth condemnation require an adequate response."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/nkorea-nuclear-test-needs-adequate-un-response-lavrov" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Nuclear proliferation AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:31:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753414 at http://www.globalpost.com Lawmaker brandishes South Korea nuclear option http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/lawmaker-brandishes-south-korea-nuclear-option <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A prominent South Korean lawmaker said Tuesday that his country should consider developing nuclear weapons or bringing back the US arsenal as a way to pressure North Korea and its ally China.</p> <p>Chung Mong-Joon, a billionaire businessman who belongs to the ruling conservative New Frontier Party, said on a visit to Washington that the latest crisis with North Korea showed that diplomacy had failed with Pyongyang.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/lawmaker-brandishes-south-korea-nuclear-option" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Nuclear proliferation War AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 21:09:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5808433 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran dismisses concerns of nuclear-armed states http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130420/iran-dismisses-concerns-nuclear-armed-states <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iran on Saturday dismissed concerns raised by five nuclear-armed states over Tehran's controversial atomic programme, saying the Islamic republic is committed to the Non-Proliferation Treaty.</p> <p>"Iran is a committed member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (and) will continue its cooperation" with the UN atomic watchdog, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said in remarks reported by the ISNA news agency.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130420/iran-dismisses-concerns-nuclear-armed-states" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business International relations Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Nuclear proliferation AFP Sat, 20 Apr 2013 17:00:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5821089 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. rejects North Korean demand for nuclear status http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130423/north-korea-demands-recognition-nuclear-arms-state <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Robert Birsel and Stephanie Nebehay</p> <p>SEOUL/GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea insisted on Tuesday that it be recognised as a nuclear weapons state, a demand the United States promptly dismissed as "neither realistic nor acceptable".</p> <p>After weeks of tension on the Korean peninsula, including North Korean threats of nuclear war, the North has in recent days begun to at least talk about dialogue in response to calls for talks from both the United States and South Korea.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130423/north-korea-demands-recognition-nuclear-arms-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health International relations Korea Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Nuclear program of North Korea Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 23 Apr 2013 05:00:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5822838 at http://www.globalpost.com India, Japan working to finalize nuclear cooperation accord: Motegi http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130912/india-japan-working-finalize-nuclear-cooperation-accor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> India and Japan still need to address "several outstanding issues" before a bilateral civil nuclear cooperation deal can be signed, Japanese Minister of Trade, Economy and Industry Toshimitsu Motegi said Thursday.</p> <p> "We hope to finalize the civil nuclear cooperation agreement with India as soon as possible," Motegi told a joint press conference in New Delhi after participating in the seventh India-Japan Energy Dialogue.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130912/india-japan-working-finalize-nuclear-cooperation-accor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Nuclear proliferation Kyodo News International Thu, 12 Sep 2013 14:00:51 +0000 Kyodo News International 5932204 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar to grant U.N. nuclear watchdog wider access http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130916/myanmar-grant-un-nuclear-watchdog-wider-access <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog will gain wider inspection powers in Myanmar under an agreement to be signed this week, in a further sign of the formerly army-ruled Asian state opening up to the outside world.</p> <p>Myanmar will sign the so-called Additional Protocol - which allows unannounced inspections outside of declared nuclear sites - with the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency on Tuesday, the Vienna-based IAEA said.</p> <p>The move will help to ease any lingering concern about Myanmar's nuclear ambitions.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130916/myanmar-grant-un-nuclear-watchdog-wider-access" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Nuclear proliferation Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 16 Sep 2013 11:32:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5935437 at http://www.globalpost.com U.N. nuclear watchdog to gain wider access in Myanmar http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130917/un-nuclear-watchdog-gain-wider-access-myanmar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VIENNA (Reuters) - Myanmar agreed on Tuesday to grant the U.N. nuclear watchdog wider inspection powers in the previously army-ruled Asian state, a move expected to help ease any lingering concern about its nuclear ambitions.</p> <p>Myanmar's foreign minister, Wunna Maung Lwin, signed the so-called Additional Protocol in a brief ceremony with Director General Yukiya Amano of the International Atomic Energy Agency on the sidelines of the IAEA's annual member state meeting.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130917/un-nuclear-watchdog-gain-wider-access-myanmar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Nuclear proliferation Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Tue, 17 Sep 2013 19:03:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5936768 at http://www.globalpost.com U.N. adopts motion calling for nuke elimination for 20th year in row http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131205/un-adopts-motion-calling-nuke-elimination-20th-year-ro <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> A Japan-led resolution calling for the total elimination of nuclear weapons was overwhelmingly approved Thursday with 169 countries backing the move at the United Nations, marking the 20th year in a row that such a resolution was adopted.</p> <p> During the plenary session held in the General Assembly hall only one country, North Korea, officially known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, voted against the measure.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131205/un-adopts-motion-calling-nuke-elimination-20th-year-ro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster International relations Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Nuclear weapons United Nations Kyodo News International Fri, 06 Dec 2013 03:31:54 +0000 Kyodo News International 6010945 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. says N. Korea still bound by NPT rules http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140429/us-says-n-korea-still-bound-npt-rules <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lee Chi-dong</p> <p>WASHINGTON, April 29 (Yonhap) -- A senior U.S. government official said Tuesday North Korea is still obliged to follow rules under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) despite its withdrawal from the treaty in 2003.</p> <p>Thomas Countryman, assistant secretary of state for international security and nonproliferation, said NPT members will discuss the North Korea problem during the Preparatory Committee (PreCom) meeting for the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferations Treaty Review Conference underway in New York.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140429/us-says-n-korea-still-bound-npt-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Nuclear proliferation Yonhap News Agency Tue, 29 Apr 2014 22:19:31 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6134365 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. says N. Korea still bound by NPT rules http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140429/us-says-n-korea-still-bound-npt-rules-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lee Chi-dong</p> <p>WASHINGTON, April 29 (Yonhap) -- A senior U.S. government official said Tuesday North Korea is still obliged to follow rules under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) despite its withdrawal from the treaty in 2003.</p> <p>Thomas Countryman, assistant secretary of state for international security and nonproliferation, said NPT members will discuss the North Korea problem during the Preparatory Committee (PreCom) meeting for the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferations Treaty Review Conference underway in New York.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140429/us-says-n-korea-still-bound-npt-rules-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Nuclear proliferation Yonhap News Agency Tue, 29 Apr 2014 22:19:42 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6134367 at http://www.globalpost.com India to open civilian nuclear program to greater scrutiny http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140623/india-open-civilian-nuclear-program-greater-scrutiny <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Douglas Busvine</p> <p>NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India said on Monday it was ratifying an agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to expand oversight of its civilian nuclear program, in a move aimed at unblocking a major nuclear partnership with the United States.</p> <p>The ratification sends a strong signal that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, elected by a landslide last month, wants to bolster strategic and trade ties with the United States when he meets President Barack Obama in Washington in September.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140623/india-open-civilian-nuclear-program-greater-scrutiny" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Nuclear proliferation War Thomson Reuters Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:26:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6184547 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan, India eye launch of "2-plus-2" security dialogue http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140821/japan-india-eye-launch-2-plus-2-security-dialogue <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Japan and India are in the final stages of negotiations to establish a consultative framework involving their foreign and defense ministers with the aim of reaching a formal agreement at upcoming summit talks on Sept. 1, a Japanese government source said Thursday.</p> <p> The launch, if agreed at a meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in Tokyo, would be the fifth of its kind for Japan under the so-called "two-plus-two" dialogue mechanism, following the United States, Australia, Russia and France.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2014 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140821/japan-india-eye-launch-2-plus-2-security-dialogue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Nuclear proliferation Kyodo News International Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:15:03 +0000 Kyodo News International 6237674 at http://www.globalpost.com