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  October 6, 2017

Rebuking Trump, Nobel Prize Goes to Group That Opposes Nuclear Weapons


"No right hands for the wrong weapons" - Nobel Peace Prize Winner ICAN
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STORY: In sharp rebuke to the United States and other nuclear powers The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons was awarded the 2017 t Nobel Peace Prize win on Friday (October 6).

Known as ICAN- The Nobel prize winner seeks to bolster the case of disarmament amid nuclear tensions between the Us and North Korea

ICAN's Executive Director Beatrice Fihn : "The majority of the world does not have nuclear weapons, and I think they are the ones who show that it is possible. Nuclear weapons do not bring security and stability, we can see that right now. In fact, I think the people in North Korea or the United States or Japan or South Korea do not feel particularly safe, do not feel like it's stable."

As reports on Thursday that Trump will move to undermine the 2015 2015 deal between Iran and major powers to limit Tehran's nuclear programme. That deal has been widely credited with preventing possible nuclear war between Iran and its adversaries.

ICAN's Executive Director Beatrice Fihn : "I think that the Iran deal is really important and it will be really, really unfortunate and a huge security risk for the world if that was ripped up, especially at a time when Iran is complying with the deal. So I think that deal needs to remain and be supported."

Despite being rejected by the United States and other nuclear-armed countries, over 50 countries have signed onto ICAN’s pledge to end nuclear weapons

ICAN's Executive Director Beatrice Fihn said U.S. President Donald Trump's impulsive character illustrated the importance of banning nuclear arms for all countries.

"The election of (U.S.) President Donald Trump has made a lot of people feel very uncomfortable with the fact that he alone can authorise the use of nuclear weapons and there's nothing people can do to stop him. A man that you can bait with a tweet, who seems to be taking irrational decisions very quickly and sort of not listening to expertise, it just puts a spotlight on what nuclear weapons really mean. There are no right hands for the wrong weapons."



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