Nuclear Weapon

How they see it

Kim Jong-un. Photo: Reuters

Recent weeks of sabre-rattling and military escalation have affirmed a harsh truth: North Korea - which is much closer to putting a nuclear warhead on a missile than Iran and has threatened to strike the United States and its allies - is the more urgent challenge.

Sunday, 7 April, 2013, 1:42am

UN says Iran not co-operating on nuclear weapons probe

Yukio Amano. Photo: AP

The UN nuclear chief said on Monday that Iran is not co-operating with an investigation into suspected secret work on nuclear weapons.

6 Nov 2012 - 12:27pm

N Korea's defiance tests patience of its allies

It would have been a surprise Christmas present to the world if Beijing had been able to announce a breakthrough in the latest round of negotiations to disarm the rogue nuclear state of North Korea. Instead it promised that despite the lack of progress, it would reconvene the six-nation meetings at the 'earliest opportunity'.

24 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

US hypocrisy

In the letter, 'US Air Force chiefs were right' (South China Morning Post, May 31), your correspondent L. Allen claims to 'rest easier knowing that the Air Force is showing due diligence to ensure that people handling nuclear weapons are honest, stable and reliable'.

This leads me to suspect that in the recent past he, or she, must have enjoyed some rather restless moments.

5 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

US Air Force chiefs were right

So typical of the media's propensity for overemphasising the hype while understanding the facts was Simon Beck's article headlined, 'Nation's sex scapegoat' (South China Morning Post, May 22), concerning the case of US pilot Kelly Flinn, that I have to do what I can as an individual to inject a little balance.

31 May 1997 - 12:00am

All nations urged to shun nuclear weapons

FIFTY years after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, the environmentalist group Friends of the Earth calls for the world to remember the tragedy and urges action to stop the production of all nuclear weapons.

On Sunday, people in Hong Kong and across the world reminded themselves of the terrible consequences of nuclear war and vowed to ensure it would never happen again.

9 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Weapons call

THE HAGUE: The World Health Organisation's Director-General, Hiroshi Nakajima, has asked the International Court of Justice to rule on whether the use of nuclear weapons is a violation of international law, the United Nations court said.

7 Sep 1993 - 12:00am